Dana White Provides An Update On Potential Brock Lesnar Return

Dana WhiteUFC president Dana White seriously doubts Brock Lesnar is interested in making a return to MMA. A few weeks ago fans got themselves into a frenzy about the possibility of Lesnar returning to the UFC after it was revealed he was a free agent after opting against re-signing with the WWE. The 43-year-old was called […]

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UFC president Dana White seriously doubts Brock Lesnar is interested in making a return to MMA.

A few weeks ago fans got themselves into a frenzy about the possibility of Lesnar returning to the UFC after it was revealed he was a free agent after opting against re-signing with the WWE.

The 43-year-old was called out by pretty much everyone in and around his weight class. Most notable was a call out from former light-heavyweight king Jon Jones who had just announced his intention to compete at heavyweight.

Speaking to press earlier this month White revealed he was open to making a fight between Lesnar and Jones should both men want to make it happen.

“He’s 43 years old and he’s got a lot of money. I don’t know what his plans are and how his body feels or any of that. Like I said, I haven’t talked to him. (TMZ) asked me about it because his contract is up and I said if he calls me and he’s interested in fighting, then I would obviously consider making that fight.”

Speaking to TMZ Sports yesterday White provided an update of Lesnar’s potential MMA return. The UFC boss was asked by the interviewer if he’s heard from Lesnar since reports surfaced that the former UFC heavyweight champion was a free agent.

“Not a word,” White replied.

The conversation then moved on to if White wants to hear from Lesnar regarding a comeback fight. White revealed he would be happy to speak with the WWE superstar but believes the likelihood of him returning to fighting is minuscule, he said.

“I’d love to hear how he’s doing and how his family is and things like that but I think that’s going to be the extent of a conversation with him. The guy has had a long killer career. He actually came in and became a UFC heavyweight champ and the guys made a lot of money. I just don’t see him coming back over here again at his age.”

Do you agree with Dana White? Is Brock Lesnar unlikely to want to fight again at 43 years old?

Stipe Miocic Wants First Crack At Brock Lesnar If He Returns

Stipe MiocicUFC heavyweight king Stipe Miocic says he should get the first refusal on a fight with former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar who is rumoured to be contemplating a return to MMA after opting against re-signing with the WWE. Since it was reported Lesnar was a free agent a whole host of elite-level MMA fighters have […]

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UFC heavyweight king Stipe Miocic says he should get the first refusal on a fight with former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar who is rumoured to be contemplating a return to MMA after opting against re-signing with the WWE.

Since it was reported Lesnar was a free agent a whole host of elite-level MMA fighters have been calling him out, including the new addition to the UFC  heavyweight division, Jon Jones. Dana White is open to matching Jones against Lesnar if both men want that fight.

“If they both want to fight each other then I’m sure it’s a fight that the fans would want to see. It would be a good introduction to Jones into the heavyweight division. Yeah, if they wanted to do it, I would do it,” White said.

Speaking on the latest episode of Michael Bisping’s Believe You Me podcast Miocic expressed his belief that he, not Jones should get the first crack at Lesnar if he returns.

“A hundred percent I think so,” Miocic said. “Listen, I just think about it more and more I do think 100 percent if anything I would get the Brock Lesnar fight first or be asked first. I didn’t know [Jones] called the shots. I didn’t know that.”

However, it seems very unlikely that Miocic will face Lesnar next. The UFC president has repeatedly assured that Francis Ngannou will get the next title shot after picking up four consecutive first-round finishes against top competition.

Miocic beat Ngannou by unanimous decision in their first meeting at UFC 2020. The 38-year-old explained how he would approach a rematch with the Cameroonian knockout artist, he said.

“I would say you go back to what works but you also understand that he’s gotten a lot better since the last fight, so you’ve also got to incorporate new things,” Miocic said. “That’s the way the game is. Honestly, if you take time off from this sport, people evolve so fast and they get so much better that they’ll leave you behind.

“You take a little bit from the last fight I think. You don’t want to dwell on it because that person’s gotten way better and they’re working on things that you did well against them. I think you do a lot more different things, maybe change it up, the things you were doing. The takedowns, maybe a different setup to get it there, or maybe this time I finish him with a rear-naked instead of laying on top of him like everyone thinks I did.” (Transcribed by MMA Fighting)

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Alistair Overeem Doesn’t Believe Brock Lesnar Will Return To MMA: ‘Who Cares About Brock?’

Brock LesnarAlistair Overeem doubts free agent, Brock Lesnar will return to MMA, nor does he care if he does. It was recently reported that Lesnar is a free agent and immediately many fans were interested in seeing him return to the UFC. Dana White also said he would be interested in signing Lesnar and making the […]

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Alistair Overeem doubts free agent, Brock Lesnar will return to MMA, nor does he care if he does.

It was recently reported that Lesnar is a free agent and immediately many fans were interested in seeing him return to the UFC. Dana White also said he would be interested in signing Lesnar and making the Jon Jones fight. Yet, for Overeem, he doubts Lesnar comes back.

“I don’t think he’s gonna come back,” Overeem told TMZ Sports (via MMA Fighting). “He’s 43 years old. To be honest, I don’t think he’s gonna come back. The last time he came back, it was a debacle so I don’t think he’s gonna come back. I was wrong about the last time though, because I predicted the same thing. It actually did become a debacle, but we’ll see what happens.”

Alistair Overeem and Brock Lesnar fought back at UFC 141 in 2011 with Overeem winning by first-round knockout. If Lesnar returns, perhaps the UFC books the rematch. Yet, according to Overeem, who fights this Saturday night, is not interested in the rematch.

“I beat him up,” Overeem said. “So if somebody wants a rematch, it would be him. I already did it. Why would I chase him? Who cares about Brock? Which fans? He’s not coming back, he’s 43 years old, he’s flunked tests, it’s over with him. He’s not coming back. Last time the waived the testing for him and still he got into trouble. It’s been a debacle. He’s not gonna come back. Listen, if he does, all hats off to him, but I don’t think he’s gonna come back.”

It will be interesting to see where Brock Lesnar ends up signing. But, if Alistair Overeem was a betting man he doubts it will be with the UFC.

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Dana White Believes Brock Lesnar Would Be A ‘Good Introduction’ For Jon Jones’ Heavyweight Debut

Dana White likes the idea of Brock Lesnar welcoming Jon Jones to the heavyweight division. It was recently announced that Lesnar is a free agent from WWE and many wondered if he would return to the UFC. For White, he has already said he would make Lesn…

Dana White likes the idea of Brock Lesnar welcoming Jon Jones to the heavyweight division. It was recently announced that Lesnar is a free agent from WWE and many wondered if he would return to the UFC. For White, he has already said he would make Lesnar vs. Jones if both guys wanted it. Now, […]

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Vitor Belfort Calls For Bare Knuckle Fight Against ‘Fraud’ Brock Lesnar

Vitor BelfortVitor Belfort is the latest high profile fighter to call out former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar who is currently a free agent after opting against re-signing with the WWE. Belfort, who is currently signed to ONE Championship called for out Lesnar during a recent interview with Submission Radio. “Brock Lesnar, I think you’re a fraud. […]

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Vitor Belfort is the latest high profile fighter to call out former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar who is currently a free agent after opting against re-signing with the WWE.

Belfort, who is currently signed to ONE Championship called for out Lesnar during a recent interview with Submission Radio.

“Brock Lesnar, I think you’re a fraud. But I’ll give you a chance. I think you’re a fraud. If you really want to fight with me, let’s go bare hands, me and you. We put the gloves, we go combat, you know? I know you’re a very tough man. I heard you’re a grappler, but I’ll fight you, man. I’ll fight you any day, any time, and I think that’s a legendary fight right there. But I think he’s a fraud in MMA. But, you know, he comes from WWE, he knows how to sell, but for MMA, he doesn’t like to get hit. And I’m telling you, I can hit him pretty hard. So, let’s do BMA, me and you. You’re a big man, I got you. I’m willing to fight big men, man. I’m not scared. The king of the jungle is the Lion, not the Elephant. So, Brock Lesnar, you’re right down my alley, my friend.” 

Belfort went on to explain exactly why he thinks Lesnar is a “fraud”.

“Fraud because he never paved the way, man. He never fought MMA. He went there and he got a chance. He fought for the belt after one fight. Listen, I tell this to everyone, you listen to me very clearly, the only sport in the world, the only sport in the world where you can come in from any other sport, is MMA. An MMA fighter can never cross to football. They can never cross. Michael Jordan tried to cross from baseball and he couldn’t make it. Why? Because you have a process to make it. So, that’s what it is. We need to understand that MMA, a combat sport. Even YouTubers can fight. Even like if you’re a hockey player you can come and fight in these rules. That’s why it’s good, man, that’s what makes MMA so possible. You don’t need to have a career, you can make a career and you can become a persona and people can like you and they can buy you. Look at what Kimbo Slice did. And some make it. I take my hats off to the gangster, Masvidal. Because he really paid his way, man. People don’t realise, that guy paid his way. He deserves it. So, I respect fighters that really paid their way. They deserve to be in the spotlight. But, you know, I understand he can be in the spotlight of WWE. So, that’s what I mean. A fraud for MMA is this. He doesn’t deserve it, but he sells, man. Let’s go Brock. I’ll put my hands on you. That would be nice. I’ll make him pink.”  

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Dana White Is Open To Jon Jones Fighting Brock Lesnar

Dana WhiteDana White says he will match Jon Jones against Brock Lesnar if both sides are up for the fight. The UFC president made this comment after news broke that Lesnar is currently a free agent after opting against signing a new deal with the WWE. Jones who recently announced his intention to compete at heavyweight […]

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Dana White says he will match Jon Jones against Brock Lesnar if both sides are up for the fight. The UFC president made this comment after news broke that Lesnar is currently a free agent after opting against signing a new deal with the WWE.

Jones who recently announced his intention to compete at heavyweight has already taken to social media to call out the former UFC heavyweight champion, while fans have begun to get excited about the potential super fight.

Earlier in the day, White spoke to TMZ to confirm his willingness to match Jones against Lesnar. Post-fight at the Contender Series, he discussed his thought process in a bit more detail, he said.

“Yeah, I mean, obviously I talked to TMZ about that one today, and I was like listen, if they both want to fight each other then I’m sure it’s a fight that the fans would want to see. It would be a good introduction to Jones into the heavyweight division. Yeah, if they wanted to do it, I would do it,” White said.

White remains unsure of the current position of Lesnar who hasn’t fought in the UFC since facing Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

“He’s 43 years old and he’s got a lot of money. I don’t know what his plans are and how his body feels or any of that. Like I said, I haven’t talked to him. (TMZ) asked me about it because his contract is up and I said if he calls me and he’s interested in fighting, then I would obviously consider making that fight,” White said

“I know nothing (about his contract). I haven’t talked to him. I know nothing about it. TMZ asked me, he’s a free agent, would you make that fight? And I said if they wanted to then I would do it.” (Transcribed by BJPENN.com)

Do you want to see Dana White make Jon Jones vs. Brock Lesnar?