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Will Brock Lesnar Go Back to UFC Again?
Brock Lesnar coming down the ramp
Brock Lesnar is a legitimate badass. He can possibly beat anyone on his day, in a real fight. He is the Universal Champion of WWE, but Rumours are circulating around the internet that Lesnar can go back to UFC. His ban has ended in July, but he can fight in early 2018, or Mid December. Of course, everyone needs at least 4/5 months of training.
So What’s the Hype?
A few weeks back, a rumour surrounded the internet that Brock Lesnar will lose the title at Summerslam. The rumour spread and created a buzz that Lesnar is leaving WWE after Summerslam and will go back to UFC. Note that Lesnar retired from MMA in February 2017.
Brock Lesnar fighting Mark Hunt in 2016 at UFC 200
Brock Lesnar's return to UFC in 2016
Lesnar made his return to Octagon last year When UFC announced that Lesnar will compete Mark Hunt at UFC 200.WWE confirmed that and UFC 200 was before Summerslam so they allowed him to go for 1 match. Brock defeated Mark Hunt and dominated that match, Keeping mark hunt down for the most part of the match. Lesnar won by unanimous decision. It was later revealed that Lesnar took a drug before the match. After the match, It was found that he took a drug which is banned from UFC. In December, It was announced that Lesnar should pay $250,000 as a fine, He will be banned from UFC for 1 year and his win over Mark Hunt will be changed to No Contest.
Now that said, Lesnar has been eligible to compete in the Octagon now, but first, he has to enter the USADA Drug Testing Pool which will begin his negotiations over a possible UFC Return.
Brock Lesnar with the Universal Title
Brock Lesnar’s WWE Run
Earlier this year at Wrestlemania, Brock Lesnar won the Universal Title from his opponent, Goldberg. Brock Lesnar won that title after feuding with Goldberg for many months. Brock Lesnar won that match and started appearing after 1 or 2 weeks, Which made the fans angry. Lesnar then faced Samoa Joe at this Great Balls of Fire which Lesnar won in a small match. After that, Lesnar has appeared 1 time. Many fans want the title to be stripped of him because he is a part timer. Vince McMahon has some love lost for Brock Lesnar though. He chose him to defeat the Undefeated LEGENDARY streak of THE UNDERTAKER. Lesnar was then undefeated for 3 years, after being squashed by Goldberg at Survivor Series. Lesnar is no doubt a Beast, But he is taking opportunities from other Hard Working Workers such as Samoa Joe. Vince getting Lesnar on top can be justified though, Because Lesnar is a Box-Office. People love to see Lesnar too. Vince gets money from it.
Brock Lesnar vs Jon Jones
Jon Jones Fight
Earlier this past Wednesday, People asked Jon Jones about facing Brock Lesnar. He said that Yes, He would love to. Then people asked Lesnar about it, to which Lesnar responded: "Anytime, Anywhere, But he should be focused on his fight on Saturday".
Yesterday, On Saturday. Jon Jones made his return and KO'd Daniel Cornier, which itself is a record. He knocked him out in the 3rd round and got back his title. He appreciated the courage of Cornier and said that Cornier is a great human being. He also appreciated his fans. He hugged Cornier and THEN, He took the mic and said "BROCK LESNAR" Crowd got amazed. He then told him to come in UFC and fight him (Jones).
Lesnar has recently responded to him that "Be careful of what you wish for".
Lesnar and Jon Jones is surely a Dream Fight.
My Own Personal Opinion
My Own Personal Opinion would be to let Lesnar decide. WWE won't let go of him this easily. He is a box office superstar. He attracts fans. People love to see the Beast fighting. What I would love is to see Brock Lesnar leaving WWE for now, Go in UFC and beat some guys there. He is obviously not in a good shape right now mentally but He surely has a good physique which can help him tackle guys. Who doesn’t want to see a rematch between Cain Valesquez and Brock Lesnar? Who doesn’t want to see a Dream Fight between Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar? The only thing that is going to hurt Lesnar the most is Age Factor. He is 40 or 40+.He can’t just stay fit all the time. If he sustains one injury at this part of the age, He’s out.
It would surely be difficult for Lesnar to decide between WWE and UFC. I guess, We just have to wait for an Official Statement.
What do you guys want? Let me know in the poll below.
By Zafeer Ali Khan