Brock Lesnar WWE return 2012 update

ANAHEIM CA - OCTOBER 22: UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar weighs in at 264 lbs at the UFC 121 weigh-in at the Honda Center on October 22 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

For those of you still clinging on to the hope that there is hope of a Brock Lesnar return to the UFC, it's time to let it go.

Those of you hoping he'll make a triumphant return to the WWE ring, on the other hand, have reason to be optimistic. That's because rumors are swirling all around Miami, Florida -- site of this weekend's WrestleMania 28 -- that Lesnar is around and in deep negotiations to return.

He was teasing as much not long ago when promoting his spot in the WWE '12 video game release. Of course, he was still under contract to the UFC at the time and had yet to retire, which he did after losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 this past Dec. 30, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

But now the path is clear and it looks like he's taking it.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has the report:

Regarding Brock Lesnar rumors for the weekend, the two sides have been talking in recent weeks, as was hinted in the Dwayne Johnson interview last week when Lesnar's name was brought up as a possible opponent for next year.

Meltzer is referring to an interview The Rock gave recently in which he hinted at the possibility of a match against Lesnar at next year's WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey.

UFC President Dana White has already made clear that Lesnar can go back to WWE if he so chooses and the Meltzer report confirms as much. That doesn't mean it's going to happen but rumors were flying before Lesnar's UFC career was even finished, with Mark "Undertaker" Calaway even making an appearance at UFC 121 to instigate a confrontation.

So for all you crossover fans out there, stay tuned for some potentially big news. And remember you can check out CagesideSeats.com to get your pro wrestling fix.

UPDATE: Lesnar is now rumored to have signed a one year deal with WWE. For complete details click here.

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