Brock Lesnar’s part-time Performer’s Contract with WWE expires after Wrestlemania 31 next March and there is starting to be a lot of talk about his future.
Fox Sports has a new piece online featuring quotes from UFC President Dana White that indicates the door is open for the former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion to return to the octagon.
Below are White’s comments courtesy of Fox Sports:
"Brock Lesnar's under contract with the WWE. We have a great relationship with him. He's healthy and he has said that he's interested in fighting again," White stated. "We'll see what happens."
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Richard Reacts: It’s almost been like a cat and mouse game between Vince McMahon and Dana White for the services of Brock Lesnar over the years. Vince was intent that Brock's first post-UFC appearance would be for WWE and he "broke the bank" to make sure it happened. Vince renewed Lesnar’s contract in 2013 and now he’ll work through Wrestlemania 31. With WWE making budget cutbacks, will they be willing to offer Lesnar a deal valued in the 7-figure range when White and UFC will undoubtedly be interested? Lesnar is 37 and will be 38 next year. He still has some life left in pro wrestling but would he able to compete at the top level of Mixed Martial Arts going forward? There are a lot of questions that will have to be answered but right now, WWE has the exclusive rights to Brock Lesnar. I detailed his return in a backstage news report filed at this link.