UFC President Dana White has high hopes that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will be returning to the octagon.
In an interview with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio White said the chances of Brock Lesnar returning to the UFC are “very, very, very good.”
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) February 28, 2018
This is no doubt good news for the UFC, which is suffering from a lack of star power.
However, it’s not all good news. As MMA Fighting pointed out in its morning report, Brock Lesnar is still on suspension for his 2016 doping violation. Though this was over a year ago, Lesnar’s suspension has been frozen because he was no longer fighting. When and if he re-signs with the UFC, he will have to wait six months before he is eligible to fight again.
Brock Lesnar was one of the highest selling athletes during his heyday in the UFC. Well-known for bringing a WWE-esque aggressive style into the cage, Lesnar won the UFC Heavyweight Championship on his third fight for the promotion, defeating Randy Couture via second-round TKO.
Lesnar would go on to defend the title twice before getting TKO’d himself by Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. Since then, Brock has been on a three-fight no-win streak. He originally won his last fight for the UFC back at the promotion’s 200th event when he defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision. However, the result was overturned when Lesnar tested positive for the estrogen blocker clomiphene.
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