Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was roaming the streets of freezing New York City while in town for the upcoming UFC 169 event -- which goes down this weekend (Feb. 1, 2014) across the Hudson River in Newark, New Jersey -- when he was stopped by the always-present cameras of TMZ.
The outspoken UFC boss confirmed that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was indeed serious about making his oft-rumored return to the mixed martial arts (MMA) world.
Something White wouldn't be opposed to:
"He wants to. We'll see what happens. He feels that, because of the illness he had while he was here, he feels that he wasn't 100-percent and he'd like to take another run at it. We'll see what happens. He wants to do both. He's doing great over there and when his scheduled opens up, he'd like to fight. Yeah, I got a good relationship with him."
While Lesnar's time spent competing under the UFC banner ended on a two-fight losing streak to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem, the WWE star did have success early on.
After making an unsuccessful debut against Frank Mir at UFC 81, Brock reeled off four straight victories, including a win over Randy Couture for the 265 pound-title before defending it twice against the aforementioned Mir and then Shane Carwin.
Diverticulitis, however, put a halt to his fighting career (for a while) and may have played a huge part in the result of his final fight against "The Reem" at UFC 141.
Nevertheless, Lesnar is enjoying his time in his old stomping grounds (see his dominance here) but wouldn't be opposed to double dipping in MMA, as well.
But can he find success inside the world-famous Octagon one more time?