Just when you thought the Brock Lesnar returning to the UFC rumors had died down, UFC president Dana White starts fueling them again. White recently revealed that he talks to Lesnar regularly, and that Lesnar returning to the UFC is a “definite possibility.”
The Lesnar rumors started a little over a month ago when it was believed that Lesnar would show up at the UFC 168 in Las Vegas. When asked if he would be meeting with Lesnar after the UFC 168 post-conference, White said, “Really? I don’t know. I honestly don’t know.” “Honestly?” the reporter asked. “Honestly,” White replied. However, when Lesnar appeared on WWE only two nights later, it was believed that the Lesnar returning to the UFC talk was all a publicity stunt.
Now, White has revealed some interesting details that are stirring up speculation once again. “Do we talk? Yeah, me and Brock talk,” said White. “I said recently that he’s said that he has some regrets with MMA because he wasn’t healthy because he was going through those stomach problems the whole time that he was here. So he has regrets.”
“It’s interesting. He became the heavyweight champion with diverticulitis. What would he have done without it? And he was, from the first day that he fought in the UFC until his last fight, he was suffering from it,” White continued. “He never felt right and just didn’t know why, and then it really hit him. So he feels like he was fighting here at 40-percent.”
“He thinks a Brock Lesnar who is 100-percent could have done much better. I told him, you’re out of your (expletive) mind. You came in here with one fight and you became the heavyweight champion,” said the UFC president. “It was fun having Brock here. He has some regrets, and would he like to fight again? I’m sure he would. So we’ll see how this whole thing plays out. It’s definitely a possibility.”
Lesnar hasn’t fought in the UFC since losing to Alistair Overeem on Dec. 30, 2011, when the ref stopped the fight in the first round.
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