Will Brock Lesnar return to the UFC after his WWE contract is up following WrestleMania? Only Brock knows for sure, but this latest move from UFC president Dana White certainly implies that it’s a possibility. Take a look:
The WWE is in Las Vegas for their Elimination Chamber event, which explains how they got together. Brock is wearing a UFC shirt and White simply attached a smiley face to the post, which is sure to fuel some serious speculation. But will anything come of it? Lesnar is infamous for playing the UFC and WWE off each other for as much money and leverage as possible. So this could just be more of that.
Or maybe he just reached a deal to make another return to the Octagon.
Nothing is going to happen fast, though. Lesnar first has to finish up his WWE duties, which will end after the 34th WrestleMania in New Orleans. He’s also got a seven month suspension left to serve over his failed USADA drug test in 2016, and six months of re-entry into the USADA test pool. Fortunately, those two can be taken care of at the same time, making Lesnar eligible to compete as soon as September if the wheels get in motion now.
As for possible opponents, don’t think it’s a coincidence that this is happening just as Jon Jones prepares to finally receive a ruling over his own drug test failures. If the stars align, we could be seeing a Jones vs. Lesnar fight by the end of the year. How crazy would that be?