While a lot of people were under the impression that Brock Lesnar was going to scratch the itch and make a return to MMA, Dana White revealed that he was not very close at all to being able to sign his former world heavyweight champion to a contract. White stated that Lesnar was 38 years old, and the deal that WWE offered to him was simply too lucrative and favorable to resist. White still continues to have nothing but positive things to say about Lesnar.
April 17, 2015
There was actually a good amount of discussion throughout the afternoon about whether or not Michael Cole would be doing commentary on Monday Night Raw. Since people backstage were so divided, the decision was made to keep him off of television this week, in order to sell how brutal the beating from Brock Lesnar was. Many in WWE felt that it would be downplaying his impact if Cole were to be able to return to television so soon.
April 6, 2015
When Brock Lesnar opted to stay with WWE for another three years, UFC lost out on someone that could draw big numbers for them again. That was the reason why Dana White was offering a huge sum of money to his former world heavyweight champion. Since the void is still there, that has caused other great draws into considering a comeback. Georges St Pierre is now thinking about coming out of retirement to return to MMA.
April 3, 2015
An interesting idea is being tossed around right now, and if implemented, it could shatter pay per view records for UFC. CM Punk is already in the promotion and training for his first fight. Brock Lesnar is finishing off his contract with WWE in a couple of weeks and has eyes on a return to mixed martial arts. If the promotion were to put the debut fight for Punk and the return fight for Lesnar on the same card, that would draw tremendous interest.
March 16, 2015
Another detail has been leaked about the big backstage argument between Vince McMahon and Brock Lesnar at Monday Night Raw last week. It is being said that Lesnar informed McMahon that he wanted to attend the UFC event in Las Vegas so that he could have a discussion with Dana White about returning to mixed martial arts. McMahon was against the idea, which reportedly caused Lesnar to walk out. He ended up attending the event.
March 2, 2015
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Brock Lesnar had started negotiating a new contract with WWE. The move has led many to believe that he is surely going to extend his stint in professional wrestling after the current deal expires in April. However, there are also those that believe that Lesnar is simply using Vince McMahon as a way to leverage even more money from Dana White. The feeling is that he still yearns for a UFC return.
February 28, 2015
By now, just about every wrestling fan with internet access knows that Brock Lesnar only has a couple of weeks remaining on the contract that he signed with WWE last year. They also know that he will have plenty of options, as suitors have already started lining up. A new option just appeared this week. A potential return to Japan on the table. The legendary Antonio Inoki has expressed interest in bringing in Lesnar to IGF promotion.
February 21, 2015
Sources from within the company are now saying that Brock Lesnar is more receptive to the idea of staying with WWE after his contract expires shortly around Wrestlemania time. Of course, that could just be wishful thinking by those that know that the heavyweight champion is someone that is capable of moving the needle. Dana White is still expected to offer Lesnar a large sum of money to return and be the draw for UFC that he used to be.
February 19, 2015
While he has yet to announce his return to UFC, company officials are already discussing potential matches for Brock Lesnar. Management is already leaning on a rubber match against the legendary Frank Mir. The first match was won by Mir, while Lesnar won the rematch. It would be a big draw for the promotion, and it would give everyone a sample of how well the former world heavyweight champion has recovered from his injuries.
January 20, 2015
During recent interviews to promote his return to WWE from a serious neck injury, Daniel Bryan has been openly discussing the dream match that he hopes will take place at Wrestlemania. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he would love to work a match against Brock Lesnar. He also stated that his desire is to win the Royal Rumble and challenge for the heavyweight championship at the biggest wrestling pay per view of the year.
January 8, 2015