In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Megan Olivi, Dana White mentioned Brock Lesnar’s future within the UFC. In typical White style, he indicated higher occasions are on the way in which for his firm.
When talking on the potential blockbuster with Daniel Cormier:
“I believe each guys actually need it, Cormier desires it dangerous. I do know Cormier desires it dangerous, and Brock desires it dangerous. So, when two fighters need to combat one another as dangerous as these two do, I believe it’s going to occur.”
As for when this long-rumored combat may happen, White hopes to know extra by this summer time:
“Brock Lesnar is doing his factor with WWE. One of many issues about Brock Lesnar is, when that man is able to combat, he isn’t shy. He’ll name me and he’ll let me know. To be trustworthy with you, I’m hoping to listen to from that man this summer time.”
If Lesnar was to return to the Octagon within the subsequent six months, it could be a seismic win for the UFC. Outdoors of Conor McGregor and Jon Jones, the UFC manifestly lacks star energy and people who current must-see pay-per-views. Lesnar would immediately add a 3rd social gathering to that equation, no matter who he faces.
The UFC, now greater than ever, wants the companies of Lesnar. The brand new take care of ESPN is underway they usually simply made issues rather more sophisticated for his or her costly pay-per-views by forcing them to be bought by way of ESPN+.
Regardless that White sounds fairly assured, I want to warning combat followers. Lesnar’s newest UFC return has been nothing however fixed buzz that he’s coming again, however then doesn’t, and continues his part-time — however full-time paid — function with WWE. It was all the way in which again in July once they made a present of Lesnar’s return and teased the showdown with Cormier that’s nonetheless nothing however rumors.
Possibly this time is completely different. Maybe, down the highway, this may consequence within the combat all of us need to see in Lesnar vs. Jones. However for extra sure issues: Lesnar will defend the Common Championship towards Seth Rollins at WrestleMania in what each UFC and WWE followers hope results in a UFC return.