Brock Lesnar (Pictured) unceremoniously hung up his mixed martial arts gloves this past December following a 1stRound TKO loss to Alistair Overeem – Next destination: Unknown. On the eve of “Wrestlemania 28,” reports have surfaced the former UFC heavyweight champion will be returning to his fake fighting ways.
According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer, “Lesnar has arrived in Miami [site of tomorrow’s event] and arrived with security and a large group of people shielding him from everyone. This is the going story, but not confirmed, that Lesnar has signed a one year deal and will work a more than Undertaker and less than Goldberg type of schedule.”
Lesnar’s longtime confidant, Paul Heyman, appeared to have the inside scoop but was unwilling to spill the beans on his Twitter late Saturday night by posting, “Lots to confirm AND deny.”
When Lesnar made his impromptu farewell speech, UFC president Dana White sent mixed messages regarding whether he would provide resistance against “The Next Big Thing” rejoining his biggest pay-per-view rival.
“I mean when he retires, he retires under contract,” White stated at the post-fight press conference. “I’ve had my moments with Brock Lesnar, but I’ve had a great relationship with him. We’ll figure it out, no big deal.
“Never had a situation with a guy where we haven’t done the right thing.”
However, White told Ariel Helwani this evening that he wouldn’t have any qualms with Lesnar resuming his professional wrestling career if the rumors were true.
Lesnar left MMA with a 5-3 professional record, with all but one of his scraps coming inside the Octagon. Four of his seven fights were of the championship variety.