19 September 2020 20:31
As previously reported, since it became publicly known that Brock Lesnar is currently a free agent after his last WWE contract expired, UFC President Dana White later said that he would book a heavyweight attraction fight between Lesnar and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. TMZ Sports spoke to White this week and asked for an update on Lesnar. When asked if he had heard from Brock Lesnar yet, White responded, "Not a word." When the interviewer followed that up with if White wanted to hear from Lesnar, White explained, "Listen, sure. I'd love to hear how he's doing and how his family is, stuff like that. I think that's gonna be the extent of the conversation with him." White also added on the former UFC heavyweight champion, "The guy has had a long killer career.
He actually came in and became a UFC heavyweight champ, and the guy's made a lot of money. Lesnar last fought in MMA at UFC 200 in 2016. You can view a clip of that chat with Dana White below: UFC President Dana White doesn't believe former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will return to the UFC despite his status with WWE being in limbo. In an interview with TMZ Sports, White was asked if he has heard from Lesnar lately, and White responded: "Not a word." White added: "The guy has had a long, killer career. The 43-year-old Lesnar has spent most of the past eight years wrestling for WWE, but PWInsider.com's Mike Johnson reported in August that Lesnar's WWE contract expired, making him a free agent.
The draw of fighting did bring Lesnar back a few years later, though, as he was added to the UFC 200 card in 2016 while still under contract with WWE. Lesnar decimated Mark Hunt in that fight, but the result was later changed to a no-contest when Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene, which can impact testosterone production. Lesnar was suspended for the positive test, but he is now clear to return to UFC if he chooses to do so. The Beast Incarnate teased a fight at UFC 226 in 2018 when he entered the Octagon and pushed then-UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. With Cormier now retired from MMA, it may be more likely that Lesnar vs.
White, 51, has previously admitted that he would be interested in bringing ex-UFC star Lesnar back to the octagon for a mega-fight with 'Bones.' When he was asked if he heard from Lesnar, the UFC Chief told TMZ: "Not a word. I'd love to hear how he's doing and how his family is, stuff like that. "I think that's gonna be the extent of the conversation with him." Former UFC heavyweight champ Lesnar hasn't fought inside the octagon since his UFC 200 clash with Mark Hunt in 2016. When White was asked if he would hear back from the 'Beast Incarnate' further down the line, he responded: "Nope. 'Bones,' who last fought against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February, has been significantly bulking up his physique for his heavyweight debut. Bad news for Brock Lesnar fans... Dana White says the former UFC champ has NOT taken him up on his offer to put together a fight with Jon Jones. And, Dana says he doesn't expect it'll ever happen. Remember, White previously told us he would be down to make a fight between the ex-heavyweight champ and Jones if both guys really wanted it to happen. Dana even invited Brock to call him so they could talk out a deal. So, when we spoke with White we had to ask if Brock has reached out--and unfortunately, it was crickets. "Not a word," White tells TMZ Sports. I just don't see him coming back over here again at his age." White says he would love for Brock to call just so they can talk anyway--"I'd love to hear how he's doing and how his family is, stuff like that." But, White says, "I think that's gonna be the extent of the conversation with him." As for Jon Jones, he's moving up from light heavyweight to the heavyweight division--but when we asked Dana if there is a fight on the horizon... UFC president Dana White seriously doubts Brock Lesnar is interested in making a return to MMA. A few weeks ago fans got themselves into a frenzy about the possibility of Lesnar returning to the UFC after it was revealed he was a free agent after opting against re-signing with the WWE. Speaking to press earlier this month White revealed he was open to making a fight between Lesnar and Jones should both men want to make it happen. "He's 43 years old and he's got a lot of money. (TMZ) asked me about it because his contract is up and I said if he calls me and he's interested in fighting, then I would obviously consider making that fight." Speaking to TMZ Sports yesterday White provided an update of Lesnar's potential MMA return. The UFC boss was asked by the interviewer if he's heard from Lesnar since reports surfaced that the former UFC heavyweight champion was a free agent. "Not a word," White replied. The conversation then moved on to if White wants to hear from Lesnar regarding a comeback fight. White revealed he would be happy to speak with the WWE superstar but believes the likelihood of him returning to fighting is minuscule, he said. "I'd love to hear how he's doing and how his family is and things like that but I think that's going to be the extent of a conversation with him. He actually came in and became a UFC heavyweight champ and the guys made a lot of money. I just don't see him coming back over here again at his age." Do you agree with Dana White? Is Brock Lesnar unlikely to want to fight again at 43 years old?