WWE/MMA Rumors: Brock Lesnar keeping options open for return to UFC
To answer his rhetorical question, only Brock Lesnar could do it. Five years away from the octagon or competitive MMA, doing pro-wrestling furthermore, didn’t slow The Beast down one bit.
The former UFC and WWE World Heavyweight Champion smothered Mark Hunt en route to a unanimous decision in a bout that was on the card of what was almost the biggest event in UFC history.
It is fair to say that both WWE and UFC scratched each other’s backs with the making of the bout. UFC 200 set a new gate record with $10.7 million. Brock Lesnar made history with an $8 million payday.
Lesnar’s stock is as high as it ever is and that’s music to the WWE’s ears, considering that we’re about a month away from SummerSlam. Lesnar will face a returning Randy Orton at the PPV, which will mark one of his few contractual appearances in a year.
Considering what an astronomical success his lone bout was, Lesnar is very open to the prospect of a return to the UFC, according to the Wrestling Observer. It remains to be seen how this will precipitate when his contract renewal comes up in April next year, but it is reported that Brock may negotiate enough options to enable a return to the octagon.