Is Brock Lesnar
working trolling mixed martial arts (MMA) fans?
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion, who retired from cagefighting following consecutive losses to Cain Velasquez, Alistair Overeem and diverticulitis, recently returned to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a special attraction, bouncing in and out of storylines over the course of his current pro wrestling contract.
And speaking of storylines, UFC President Dana White may have just become a part of one.
That's because Lesnar, who is currently working an angle inside the squared circle where he's suing the powers that be for screwing him out of millions of dollars, "quit" his job (again) in the WWE, which would explain why he was photographed cageside at UFC 146 last Saturday night (May 26, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Too bad "a game is being played" and the entire thing is probably one big work.
That's according to our own Sergio Hernandez, who expands on Dave Meltzer's original report that Lesnar's meeting with White in the wake of the "Dos Santos vs. Mir" pay-per-view (PPV) event at the MGM Grand "did not go well."
But why were they even meeting in the first place?
White was asked at the UFC 146 post-fight press conference if there was any chance Lesnar could one day return to the Octagon. The Zuffa fight boss was his usual non-committal self, giving media members a bunch of "maybes" and "we'll sees" to further fuel the speculative fires.
But if Meltzer's report has an ounce of accuracy to it, their meeting probably "didn't go well" once White learned something myself, fellow crossover writer Geno Mrosko and probably 90 percent of the rest of our readers already know.
Brock's so-called UFC "return" was last night at UFC 146.
He came back to the UFC on May 26 because he's in business for himself. Whether it's to keep his WWE storyline "legitimate," say hello to some old friends, piss off the WWE brass or just troll a bunch of uptight MMA fans, Lesnar got the attention he was looking for.
So what's "next" for the "big thing?" Stay tuned.