Speculation regarding the future of Brock Lesnar certainly isn’t dying down, as now a report says the former UFC champ could be leaning towards signing another deal with pro-wrestling’s WWE.
Although Lesnar hasn’t said he wants to fight again, in recent months the rumor mill regarding the possibility of his UFC return, has been running full throttle. The reason being that Lesnar’s current deal with the WWE is reportedly ending soon, and in addition, by all accounts, the 37 year-old is no longer dealing with diverticulitis. Lesnar battled the illness during his UFC run.
In December, it was reported that WWE sources believed Lesnar was thinking about returning to the UFC. According to a new report from veteran, WWE commentator Jim Ross, however, that may have changed. In a recent blog post from Ross, he relayed:
Sources are saying that it looks more promising that Brock Lesnar could well stay with WWE past WrestleMania due to concerns over long term health affects of competing in MMA specifically concussion oriented issues later in one’s life. gain, these are ‘sources’ and how reliable they are can only be judged after WM31 and following the status of the former UFC Heavyweight Champion. One thing is certain, if UFC believes, and rightfully so in my view, that CM Punk will sell PPV’s for at least his first two fights then what would a healthy Brock Lesnar mean to the UFC brand in a time where no combat sport company has a plethora of bona fide star power that can move the needle on the pay per view business.
Now sure, you can also incur concussions in the world of pro-wrestling, but if Lesnar believes he’s more likely to take concussing shots in MMA, then there certainly could be something to this report. After all, Lesnar hasn’t fought in MMA since 2011, when he was taken out by Alistair Overeem. In addition, Lesnar is 37 years-old now, and one would think he doesn’t have to worry about money.
Then again, perhaps Lesnar wants to test the MMA water just one more time? End his career on a winning note? It’s hard to say. Ultimately it could depend on what kind of offer the WWE sends his way.
One thing’s for certain, the UFC would love to do business with Lesnar again, as Ross noted.