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WWE News: WWE won't let Brock Lesnar fight in the UFC

12.18K   //    12 Oct 2017, 19:17 IST

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Will Brock Lesnar ever step back in the Octagon?

What's the story?

WWE and Brock Lesnar have a pretty good working relationship but Lesnar has left Vince McMahon and co. to fight for the UFC in the past. UFC President Dana White recently spoke to The Dan LeBatard Show where he said WWE isn't likely to allow Brock Lesnar another go inside the Octagon.

White also commented about Lesnar's last foray in MMA and how it didn't turn out well in spite of "The Beast Incarnate" defeating Mike Hunt at UFC 200.

In case you didn't know...

Brock Lesnar is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and he also has a long list of achievements with WWE as well.

Now that his WWE contract appears to be up after WrestleMania 34, some people are under the mindset Lesnar could take another stab at MMA.

The heart of the matter

In The Dan LeBatard Show, White said that he doesn't believe the WWE would allow Brock Lesnar to fight in the UFC again while he's under contract.

"Lesnar was still under contract with WWE till next August. Who knows what would have happened? I don't count my chickens anymore, I'll tell you that."

The last time WWE allowed Lesnar to compete in the UFC, he defeated Mike Hunt at UFC 200. But the win was later overturned when Brock Lesnar tested positive for Clomiphene.

Although Lesnar's camp claimed the banned substance was in some lotion "The Beast Incarnate" was using, it didn't matter to The Nevada Athletic Commission and he was suspended from MMA for one-year.

"They didn't want to do that again. "You saw what happened last time he was under contract and it doesn't look good for anybody."

What's next?

There were rumblings that Brock Lesnar might be re-entering the USADA testing pool for a possible return match against Jon Jones.

But since Jones tested positive for Turinabol, any mention of a UFC return for Lesnar has been kept pretty quiet at this point, if it's still a possibility at all.

Author's take

It was fun to watch Brock Lesnar destroy people in the Octagon while it lasted, but he also took his fair share of beatings too. In fact, the WWE has been much better to Lesnar's face than the UFC ever was.

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