Proving his status as a draw, Brock Lesnar was only on camera for a few seconds during last night’s UFC 146 broadcast, but he immediately set the mixed martial arts world abuzz.
The former UFC heavyweight champion announced his retirement following a TKO loss to Alistair Overeem (his second TKO loss in a row) this past December and returned to the world of professional wrestling from whence he came. However, as Ariel Helwani pointed out at the UFC 146 post-fight press conference, Lesnar’s generally not known to attend sporting events for fun.
So why was he there?
“I don’t know,” said UFC president Dana White with a smirk. “Apparently now he’s a big fan.”
When asked if there was more to Lesnar’s appearance than simple spectating, White replied, “Yeah.” Elaborating slightly, the UFC boss said, “He was here. I mean, I think that says it all.”
Nothing has been confirmed yet, but White went on to reveal that a return to the UFC was a possibility for Lesnar and that the 34-year-old had requested a face-to-face meeting later that night.
Though his time and performances in the sport were certainly affected by his affliction with diverticulitis, Lesnar did manage to capture the UFC heavyweight title and defeat the likes of Heath Herring, Randy Couture, Frank Mir and Shane Carwin during his eight-fight stint as a pro. His only losses came against Mir, Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem.