Brock Lesnar, a current WWE Universal Champion and former UFC heavyweight champion have been rumored to be returning to MMA for months now, and with his WWE contract reportedly set to expire after WrestleMania 34, the speculation has been growing as of late.
Lesnar’s manager Paul Heyman has hinted at a Brock Lesnar UFC return, that Lesnar will do whatever he wants to do and that if he does indeed return to the octagon, he’ll be ready.(Quotes Via MMAMania)
“I think Brock Lesnar does whatever Brock Lesnar wants to do,” Heyman told TMZ. “If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in the UFC, Brock Lesnar will fight in the UFC. If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in WWE, he will fight in WWE…Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do.”
Lesnar last fought at UFC 200 back in July of 2016, but his victory over Mark Hunt was later changed to a no-contest after it was reported that Lesnar had failed a drug test.
Lesnar was handed a one-year suspension for his anti-doping violation, which ended last July.
As per Heyman, time off from Octagon only benefits Lesnar, as it allows his body to relax and a chance to heal.
“The time away actually makes him better becasue it gives his body time to heal. The problem with these UFC fighters, and they are all fantastic athletes, top of the line in the entire world, is that they wear their body’s down in training camps. All these guys that are cutting weight are just destroying their body. Brock Lesnar is probably the healthiest fighter to enter UFC if he decides to do that. He’s always ready.”
UFC President Dana White even hinted on FS1’s UFC Tonight that he could see the Brock Lesnar potentially stepping back into the Octagon.
Lesnar is 5-3 in his MMA career with one no contest. He defeated Randy Couture to score the UFC Heavyweight Championship back in 2008 and had successful defenses against Shane Carwin and Frank Mir before dropping it to Cain Velasquez.