Vince McMahon might want to prepare for the possibility of losing one of WWE’s biggest stars.
Dana White was asked Tuesday during an appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio about the odds of Lesnar returning to UFC. He was very direct in his response.
“They’re very, very, very good,” the UFC president said.
Of course, Lesnar currently is employed by McMahon over in WWE, even holding the WWE Universal title, which he’s expected to defend against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34 on April 8. But there’s some uncertainty about Lesnar’s future in wrestling, as his WWE contract is about to expire, and a return to the octagon could mean big bucks for both him and UFC.
White sparked rumors about a possible return just a few days ago when he posted a photo on social media of him and Lesnar, who was wearing a UFC shirt. His claim about the likelihood of Lesnar fighting in UFC once again only will add fuel to that fire.
It’s worth noting, however, that even if Lesnar leaves WWE and returns to UFC, he won’t be able to fight right away. He still is under suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for failing a drug test upon returning to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016 — a fight he won before it later was overturned to a no-contest — and would need to serve the remainder of his one-year ban re-enrolling in the drug testing program.
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