Dana White talks Conor McGregor, Lesnar, and more ahead of UFC 223
One of the UFC’s biggest box office draws, former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar could be headed back to the Octagon.
Lesnar’s WWE contract nearing its end, the odds of his return to the UFC return are increasing.
During an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight host, Daniel Cormier asked Dana White if former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is coming back to the UFC and White gave a clear indication that Lesnar is “coming back” to the promotion:
“Yeah, Brock Lesnar’s coming back,” White said. “I don’t know when, but yes he is.”
Watch White’s full UFC Tonight interview below:
Lesnar has not competed since UFC 200 on July 9, 2016, where he defeated Mark Hunt through the unanimous decision, but the result was changed to a no-contest after Lesnar failed a pair of drug tests following the bout.
He was subsequently fined $250,000 and suspended for one year by the NSAC, and he later announced his retirement in February 2017.
At the age of 40, if Lesnar does return to UFC, this will likely be his last chance to have a sustained run as a top-tier heavyweight fighter in the promotion.
Lesnar is currently employed by the WWE, but he is expected to leave the promotion after an appearance at WrestleMania 34 this Sunday.