Many MMA stars, including former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, also called out The Beast, but Brock Lesnar and team didn’t react to those comments. But all of this is to say, I'm still with it. "There's no question. With the Brock Lesnar WWE stint coming to an end, reports have linked him with a return to UFC and the All Elite Wrestling. According to reports, the 43-year-old's deal expired at the end of WrestleMania 36 while Brock Lesnar's contract also came to end, which saw his merchandise removed from the WWE Shop earlier this week. During a recent interview with Sportskeeda, AEW star Chris Jericho theorized Lesnar wasn't truly a free agent as fans suspect. Anything else -- well, I'm still in because it's my job, but I don't see the appeal in it. Real or not: BMF rematch needs a live crowd; Brock Lesnar returns to UFC. The WWE tycoon is likely to throw up a pile of money Lesnar's way to stop him from joining their rivals. Sure, the victory was later overturned to a no-contest due to a Lesnar positive drug test. That might be the contest to bring him back. Subscribe to ESPN+ to get exclusive live UFC events, weigh-ins and more; Ariel and the Bad Guy; Dana White's Contender Series; and more exclusive MMA content. Vince McMahon And Team Reportedly Interested In Signing UFC Legend. I think that's gonna be the extent of the conversation with him. To answer your question, I do remember UFC 200 quite vividly. I’m told he quietly left WWE sometime just after WrestleMania. Lesnar won in his return by unanimous decision. He made a brief return in 2016, defeating Mark Hunt unanimously but the decision was overturned after a dope test. No, Lesnar vs. Hunt was not the most exciting fight I've ever seen.
On the other hand, there isn't a bigger name Jones could face in his heavyweight debut than Lesnar, including champion Stipe Miocic, and Jones already indicated on social media he's all for it. Also Read: WWE Announce Amicable Parting Of Ways With Famed Commentator Mauro Ranallo. https://t.co/9SpkBATtEg. I just don’t see him coming back over here again at his age,” Dana White added. And for Lesnar, he gets that ever so small opportunity to maybe, just maybe, be the guy to beat Jones. The answer is because that would actually mean something. If he goes in there and has some good back-and-forth with Lesnar before the fight, and then has fun destroying him in the Octagon (which, actually, if you think about it, Jones has received some criticism as of late because of playing it safe) ... if he were to treat this as a spectacle and beat Lesnar with style, he could see a bigger increase to his brand than he's seen in years.