The current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is at tonight’s UFC 184 and has an octagon-side seat alongside UFC President Dana White. Lesnar is at tonight’s UFC event to talk to the UFC President about a possible return to the octagon at some point later this year.
As many people already know, Lesnar’s WWE contract is set to expire the night after WrestleMania 31 on March 30, and Lesnar is interested in a return to mixed martial arts. There are rumors that Lesnar is trying to remain in WWE while he fights in the UFC, and that is likely the contract issue that caused him to walk out of this past Monday’s WWE RAW.
You can check out the photo of Lesnar chatting with UFC President Dana White below.
— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) March 1, 2015
Frank Mir, who handed Lesnar his first-ever loss in MMA, is interested in having a third fight with Lesnar. So if Lesnar heads back to the UFC, Mir will likely be his first opponent, although Mir isn’t the only UFC heavyweight who has called Lesnar out — Brendan Schaub has called Lesnar out as well.
There aren’t a lot of people who believe that Lesnar could get back to the top of the mountain in the UFC’s heavyweight division, and that the UFC would just be bringing Lesnar in as a major attraction, as he is the biggest pay-per-view draw in UFC history.
There’s a chance that Lesnar showing up at tonight’s UFC 184 could just be to gain leverage in his WWE contract negotiations. At this point, WWE doesn’t want to lose Lesnar, as he’s probably the hottest commodity in the entire company, and they know he would likely be the same should he leave for the UFC.
The Wrestling Observer believes that Brock Lesnar is just playing games with WWE tonight, and is hoping to capitalize on his RAW walkout.
“For a show that doesn’t have a heavyweight fight, Lesnar being here is clearly a game being played given how things went down on Monday.”
Lesnar, 37, likely doesn’t have very many fights left in him, so if he’s trying to remain under contract with WWE while fighting in the UFC, it’s likely that Lesnar will only fight in the UFC once a year, and have two or three matches in WWE per year — one at the Royal Rumble, one at WrestleManai, and one at SummerSlam. However, most people don’t expect Lesnar to end up doing both, and believe that he’ll stay put in WWE.
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