Video: Is Brock Lesnar returning to UFC? Dana White doesn’t know


The buzz on social media this past week is that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is returning to the octagon.

But if he is, UFC President Dana White isn’t giving anything up.

“Really?” White said quizzically when asked whether Lesnar was attending Saturday’s UFC 168. “I don’t know. I honestly don’t know.”

Honestly?

“Honestly,” White told MMAjunkie. “I don’t know.”

What White does know is that a Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) return would be huge for the UFC’s business. The hulking heavyweight did big numbers each time he fought on pay-per-view, reportedly cracking the 1 million buy mark on four occasions.

But regardless of whether or not the UFC executive has something up his sleeve, his response is likely to generate a fresh round of speculation on Lesnar’s return, which has persisted despite his retirement in late 2011.

In late 2012, White said Lesnar contemplated fighting again, but was “never coming back.”

Lesnar debuted in the octagon at UFC 81 and beat Randy Couture to take the belt at UFC 91. His title reign lasted nearly two years before Cain Velasquez defeated him at UFC 121.

During his UFC career, Lesnar suffered multiple bouts of diverticulitis, an intestinal disorder, and underwent surgery after a second bout. He retired following a first-round TKO loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 140.

Lesnar subsequently signed a contract with pro-wrestling leader WWE, where he first became a star and won a title. He most recently appeared in the wrestling ring for the promotion’s “Summer Slam” series.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • a day ago
  • 5 views

UFC 178 represented a notorious coming out party for Conor McGregor, who Dana White now calls the biggest star in UFC history. Yes, you read that correctly. After just four fights, the UFC president read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 41 views

It was just over a year ago when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White compared featherweight prospect Conor McGregor to former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, prompting most o read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 17 views

Conor McGregor is a legit star, but according to Dana White, he's even bigger than Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre. Do you agree? Conor McGregor quickly knocked out Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, back read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 54 views

'The pimp is here.' UFC president Dana's White's post-fight introduction of Conor McGregor at UFC 178 wasn't high-brow, but it was apt. It's no secret White had clearly already begun sketching out an read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 27 views

UFC president Dana White discussed Renan Barao, Gina Carano, the signing of Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez, his belief that teammates TJ Dillashaw and Urijah Faber would fight each other, and much, read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 views

Las Vegas doesn’t have a pro team. But there’s always Bishop Gorman, which has won five straight titles in football. Gorman has plenty of celebrity fans, with UFC president and Gorman alum Dana White read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 334 views

Dana White "doesn’t want to say anything bad about Wanderlei Silva," but he won’t stay quiet while the recently retired MMA light heavyweight rants about his MMA promotion. Silva retired from the spo read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 32 views

UFC President Dana White went on FOX Sports Live and offered his thoughts on the Ray Rice domestic assault incident. With growing media interest in the NFL/Ray Rice domestic violence incident, the di read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 197 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight phenomenon Conor McGregor capitalized on his popularity by holding a special post-fight media scrum following the UFC 178: "Johnson vs. Cariaso" pay read news >>