Dana White: There is a 'definite possibility' that 'fun' Brock Lesnar returns to UFC

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Just when you thought the rumors were dead, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White left the door open for a Brock Lesnar mixed martial arts (MMA) career renaissance.

Guess who's back in the headlines!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White spoke to FOX Sports about Brock Lesnar making his heavily-rumored return to the biggest stage in mixed martial arts (MMA). Wasn't this topic put to bed at UFC 168?

I guess not.

White told reporters following UFC Fight Night 35, which emanated from The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., that he speaks to Lesnar on a regular basis and "The Beast Incarnate" supposedly "regrets" the way his career came to an end and that there’s a "definite possibility" he could come back.

Oh dear.

Rumors were running rampant last month when news broke that a former UFC heavyweight champion would show up in Las Vegas and the ZUFFA brass did nothing to shut them down. As everyone now knows, Lesnar did not do any sort of run-in at UFC 168 and instead reported for work the following Monday on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Raw.

Lesnar's "regrets" most certainly stem from rushing back from multiple bouts with diverticulitis, a gastrointestinal disease that he dealt with for the duration of his 5-3 MMA career.

Said White:

"He became the heavyweight champion with diverticulitis. What would he have done without it? From the first day until the last fight he was suffering from it. He wasn’t feeling right and didn’t know why and then it really hit him. He feels like Brock Lesnar at 100 percent could have done better. I told him, ‘You’re out of your fucking mind.’ He came in here with one fight and became the heavyweight champion. It was fun having Brock here."

All this talk makes much more sense with the recent losses of top pay-per-view (PPV) draws like Cain Velasquez, Georges St. Pierre and of course, Anderson Silva, for various reasons. Love him or hate him, Lesnar's presence makes everything much more interesting.

Right?

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