Immediately following the odd post-UFC 121 Brock Lesnar-The Undertaker confrontation, rumors began swirling that the now-former UFC Heavyweight Champion would be lending his services to the organization that made him famous: World Wrestling Entertainment.
Considering the UFC’s infamous contractual caveat that disallows all fighters on its roster from competing in other combat sports, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Lesnar would not be competing in the WWE during his tenure as a UFC fighter. In case that wasn’t clear enough, UFC President Dana White has said more than once since the incident that Lesnar’s immediate future does not lie in the WWE.
“Yeah I don’t know what that’s all about… but its not gonna happen, I can tell you that,” White said in a recent interview with FightersOnly.com’s John Joe O’Regan.
Lesnar recently lost his heavyweight title to Cain Velasquez via brutal one-round knockout, and is taking some time off to hunt in his native Minnesota. There has been much speculation over who Lesnar will face upon his return, but the two names mentioned most prominently seem to be off the table. Lesnar was rumored to be interested in a match with Roy Nelson–a rumor which White recently debunked–but considering “Big Country’s” current contract entanglement(likely with Roy Jones Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions) it is unlikely that match will happen anytime soon. White then revealed during a fan Q&A session that the UFC was interested in promoting Lesnar-Frank Mir III, but then began reconsidering the fight in the face of an overwhelmingly negative fan response.
So, if it’s not the WWE, Roy Nelson or Frank Mir, what’s next for Lesnar? Speculate away in the comments section.