A familiar face was in attendance on Saturday night at UFC 146 when former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar attended the event and various comments from UFC President Dana White at the post fight press conference have sparked rumors of a potential return to the octagon.
Dana White explained in a post-fight media scrum that Brock sent him a text asking if he could come to the fight and that he wanted to speak to him face-to-face. Then when asked if he thinks Lesnar would want to return to the UFC Dana said:
“You never know with him, he might want to come back. He might just want to hang out.”
When Dana White was asked in the actual press conference if Brock Lesnar would make a return he said:
“Possibly” then when asked if he had spoke to him yet White replied “no” but that he was going to meet with him afterwards.
So it is clear that Brock has some interest in the UFC, but we are yet to find out exactly what that is. Lesnar recently returned to the WWE where he first became a star, he went back to wrestling after retiring from MMA following his loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141. It could be that Lesnar has a real interest in returning to MMA after his move back to the WWE hasn’t gone as planned with him not being a huge PPV draw over there. Lesnar quickly became one of if not the biggest PPV draw in MMA history during his UFC run over a four year period. Lesnar is one that doesn’t come out in the public eye for nothing as he tends to stay in seclusion on his farm back home. So either he’s interested in coming back to MMA, or this appearance is somehow related to his WWE role. It’ll be interesting to see what comes of the his appearance at UFC 146.
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