The door is wide open for former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to make his return to the Octagon.
UFC president Dana White addressed Lesnar during an appearance on “UFC Tonight” recently. Currently, Lesnar is under WWE control as the pro wrestling promotions heavyweight champion.
“Brock is still under contract with the WWE and he knows he can call me when that contract is up,” White said.
Most reports have stated that Lesnar will be free to negotiate after WrestleMania, which is set for March this year. The 37-year-old former NCAA wrestling standout return to the WWE after retiring from MMA in 2011.
Lesnar won the UFC title when he stopped Randy Couture in 2008, earning wins over Frank Mir and Shane Carwin after that. However, a battle with diverticulitis led to Lesnar taking time off, and he lost to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem before exiting the sport.
Thanks to his success, Lesnar is the only person to hold a UFC title, WWE belt and be a former NCAA wrestling champion. He also attempted to play in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings in 2004 before being cut.
Bringing Lesnar back into the UFC would likely generate a boost in pay-per-view revenue. Thanks to his crossover appeal, Lesnar has been part of five of the highest selling PPVs in UFC history, including three as the main event.