UFC president Dana White circled back to the name “Brock Lesnar” during his recent interview with UFC.com, stating that the former UFC heavyweight champion could return to the Octagon one day soon.
Lesnar left the sport after a loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141, returning to the pro wrestling promotion, the WWE. He battled diverticulitis during his run in MMA, returning from the life-threatening illness to fight Cain Velasquez.
“I have a great relationship with Brock, we talk all the time,” White said. “I don’t know, we’ll see (about a return). If he wants to fight, he knows my number. It’s pretty amazing what he did and accomplished her while having diverticulitis.
“It would be interesting to see a 100-percent healthy Brock Lesnar compete.”
While it seems rumors of a Lesnar-to-the-UFC seem to come about every few months, the latest started when former WWE announcer Jim Ross mentioned that he wouldn’t be surprised to see him fight again in 2015. The two have a friendship dating back to their days together in the pro wrestling arena.
Lesnar recently turned 37 years old and fought eight times in MMA, going 5-3. He defeated the likes of Randy Couture, Frank Mir and Shane Carwin, while falling to Overeem, Velasquez and Mir.
According to Ross, Lesnar’s contract with the WWE expires after Wrestlemania 31 in March.