Here comes the pain. Again?
Rumors of Brock Lesnar returning to the UFC have flooded the internet faster than a Cung Le spinning back kick.
UFC President Dana White responded this way when asked by a member of the media during Thursday’s UFC 168 Press Conference: “I don’t know. I honestly don’t know.”
The cryptic answer seemed to leave the door open to Lesnar, the biggest draw in the history of the UFC, to return to MMA.
All day Lesnar was the No. 1 trend on Yahoo, with everybody speculating that he might return to the UFC in 2014.
Lesnar currently competes part-time in the WWE, where he began his combat sports career. Lesnar is the only man to win the WWE and UFC heavyweight championship.
Lesnar knocked out Randy Couture to win the world title and has vicious KO and submission wins over Frank Mir and Shane Carwin. It is unclear how dominant Lesnar could have been in the UFC. A battle with diverticulitis slowed down Lesnar, who was eventually knocked out by Cain Velasquez and then Alistair Overeem in his final UFC fight.
Lesnar left the UFC and rejoined the WWE, where he has feuded with CM Punk, John Cena and Triple H. There have also been rumors that Lesnar plans to wrestle Dave Batista, another former WWE champion who became an MMA fighter, at next year’s WrestleMania.
The UFC is holding a special press conference at 3 p.m. PST Saturday to make an announcement, although no one knows what the announcement will be.
Foxsports.com ran with this headline today, to further fuel the rumors: Is Brock Lesnar returning? The buzz builds for the possibility.
Lesnar walked away from MMA after his KO loss to Overeem, but his return would undoubtedly be welcome from a business perspective. The unexpected hiatus of Georges St-Pierre from the sport leaves a big hole for a major draw who can pull 1 million PPV buys.