Despite a controversial suspension, after he failed multiple drug tests leading up to his fight with Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in Summer 2016, there’s a chance Brock Lesnar will return to the UFC.
Dana White sparked rumors recently, when he posted an image of himself with Lesnar on social media.
He then appeared on Kevin Harvick’s SiriusXM NASCAR Radio show and was asked about the photo, and said chance of a Lesnar return are “very, very, very good.”
“I’d like to see him come back. When Brock Lesnar won the championship, it was fun,” White also told TMZ.
Lesnar’s current contract with WWE is set to expire later this year. However, for him to return to the UFC, he would have to re-enter the USADA’s drug-testing pool and serve the remaining six months of his suspension.
Paul Heyman, Lesnar’s on-screen manager for the WWE, told TMZ Brock Lesnar does “whatever Brock Lesnar wants to do”.
“If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in UFC, Brock Lesnar will fight in UFC. If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in WWE, he will fight in WWE,” Heyman said. “… The time away [from the UFC] actually makes him better because his body gets a chance to heal.”