Brock Lesnar will be eligible to return to the Octagon next summer, but UFC President Dana White isn’t holding his breath.
“I doubt [he makes a comeback]. I don’t how much longer he’s got with WWE. I think his career is winding down,” White told TMZ Sports. “But he’s a freak of nature. Maybe he’ll give me a call and say he wants to do it again. I think he’s ready to ride off into the sunset.”
A former heavyweight champion, Lesnar returned to the MMA realm at UFC 200 following a four-and-a-half year hiatus from the sport. His return initially looked successful, as he outpointed Mark Hunt in their July 9 bout. However, Lesnar tested positive for the estrogen blocker clomiphene in two separate drug tests, and he was fined $250,000 and suspended one year by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Additionally, his victory over Hunt was changed to a no contest. Lesnar’s case with USADA is still pending.
Lesnar was non-committal regarding a comeback in the aftermath of UFC 200, and that was before news of his failed drug tests came to light.
“Let’s get one thing clear: Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do,” he said then. “I believe that my future is already laid out for the next month. I’m doing SummerSlam against Randy Orton. Once the dust settles there, I don’t know what I’m gonna do yet.”
White says he hasn’t had any contact with Lesnar, who remains under contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, regarding another UFC run (current odds).
“We haven’t talked about it,” White said.