It may have been several years since Brock Lesnar fought in the Octagon but current UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones wants to change all that.
Brock Lesnar dominated collegiate wrestling for the University of Minnesota winning the NCAA Division I Heavyweight Championship in 2000. He then went on to make the WWE ring his own, storming into the company in 2002 and winning his first WWE Championship just 4 months after making his on-screen debut.
In 2004, Lesnar departed WWE and sought to make his way into the NFL but when that didn’t pan out, Lesnar ended up competing in UFC. In just his third fight in the promotion, Lesnar stopped Randy Couture to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
In 2010, Lesnar lost the title to Cain Velasquez and ended up returning to WWE in 2012. While contracted to WWE, Brock Lesnar returned to UFC for a one-off fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Lesnar originally won the bout but the result was changed to a no contest after he failed a drug test.
It was noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, that the new UFC Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is after a fight with The Beast Incarnate:
“Jones was also bringing up Brock Lesnar’s name as the fight he still wants. I guess you can never say never, and I’m sure if Endeavor would match Lesnar’s asking price, he would do it, which is almost assuredly over the $10 million mark. As we saw with the Endeavor financial reports coming out, they can easily afford that and then some, and, in a prior era, that fight would’ve gotten done.”
Speaking to Justin Barrasso for Sports Illustrated, UFC President Dana White discussed the possibility of Lesnar returning to the Octagon and says he doesn’t think it will happen:
“Brock and I have a great relationship, and we always have, but I don’t think Brock wants to fight anymore. Brock’s made a lot of money. He came into the UFC and won the heavyweight title. He’s got nothing left to prove. I don’t think he’d want to do it.”
Brock Lesnar will have a huge task ahead of him at WrestleMania 39 when he goes one-on-one with Omos as he chases his first win on The Grandest Stage of Them All since defeating Roman Reigns in 2018.