Brock Lesnar return to the UFC?

Brock LesnarRecent reports are Brock Lesnar is interested in returning to MMA, specifically Dana White’s UFC organization.

Lesnar is under contract with World Wrestling Entertainment until March, but is healthy and seems to want to rejuvenate his UFC career.

Brock Lesnar, 37, was just 5-3 in his UFC career, but he had notable wins over two Hall of Famers in Frank Mir and UFC legend Randy Couture. He lost his last two fights to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem but the end of his MMA career was due to diverticulitis. He needed several surgeries and a lifestyle change. But, apparently he is now healthy and his competitive juices have spurred him to wanting to return.

Can he compete? He’s 37 and that might seem old to some, but let’s look at some of the top 10 Heavyweights….

Andrei Arlovski has made it back into the UFC after being banished and he’s recently cracked the top 10 at 35 as is Bigfoot Silva. Josh Barnett is 37. Roy Nelson is 38, Mark Hunt is 40.

I think Brock Lesnar could do well against several of those fighters I mentioned, especially Arlovski, Hunt, Nelson and Silva.Brock vs Overeem

And that’s just the top 10, there are several fighters in the 11-15 range he could square off against as well. He might need a fight or two to get back into shape, but he should still be capable of producing some exciting matches.

He may not be a champion again but he would be a highly marketable fighter and help sell some PPV’s, something cash cow White is always interested in.

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  1. Love ya my friend, but Brock has terrible winning a scripted performance. Going back to where they really hit back is nothing short of stupid.

  2. This man defeated the Wrestlemania legend that was the Undertaker. Seems to me to be a slap in the face of the entire organization if he leaves before Vince can offer him a new contract. Talk about stupid.

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