Brock Lesnar UFC Return Denied Despite Alistair Overeem Callout

Patrick Frye

Brock Lesnar's UFC return is apparently a point of confusion, especially after being called out by Alistair Overeem.

In a related reported by The Inquisitr, apparently at one point Dwayne Johnson was scheduled to take on Brock Lesnar for WrestleMania 30, but an injury to the Rock nixed those plans. So other rumors insist that Brock Lesnar VS Undertaker are more likely while some hope the Ultimate Warrior may take him on.

In 2009, Brock faced the biggest fight in his life with a case of Diverticulitis, a stomach disease. His UFC winning streak started to suffer after the illness and he suffered a flare up that caused him to cancel a match in 2011. After having surgery to remove a foot length of his colon, Lesnar was TKO'd in under three minutes and then promptly announced his retirement. Since then he's been maintaining a limited schedule with the WWE due to his health.

At one point there were claims that Lesnar had a secret meeting with Dana White and his comments afterward left wiggle room for the rumors to spread like a wildfire:

"I don't know. If there was something there and I hadn't announced it, why would I tell you anyway… You don't worry about what's going on with Brock, if something happens with Brock, you'll know about it."
"I heard there's word that Brock Lesnar is coming back to the UFC. Well, I'll be here waiting for him."

Perhaps because of statements like this, Dana White point blank denied Brock Lesnar's UFC return instead of playing coy this time around:

"Brock Lesnar is not coming back. Brock Lesnar is not fighting. I mean does he want to come back? I mean, we've talked about him wanting to come back. He feels like he wasn't 100 percent while he was here and he feels like he sold himself a little short and all the stuff that I've told you guys before. But, no, he's not (returning)."