Nearly all of the UFC’s top heavyweights (past and present) were in Las Vegas this weekend for UFC 146. Oh yeah, did you happen to notice former champion Brock Lesnar (Pictured) was sitting Octagon-side in MGM Grand Garden Arena?
How could you miss him? Outside of the fact he was the biggest dude in the stands, the UFC went out of their way to flash Lesnar’s mug on arena monitors just before Junior dos Santos successfully defended his 265-pound crown against Frank Mir in the show’s main attraction.
So, Dana White. What exactly was Brock doing there?
“I don’t know. Apparently now he’s a big fan [of the UFC],” White stated at the post-fight press conference. “He was here. I mean, I think that says it all.”
Um, no. Actually, that doesn’t say anything and opens the Octagon door to a plethora of questions.
First and foremost, is there now a chance the current WWE superstar will cut his mixed martial arts retirement short and come back?
“Possibly, yeah,” White coyly stated.
The UFC president claimed the two had not yet spoken, but Lesnar requested to have a face-to-face chat following Saturday’s press conference.
“You never know with him. He might want to come back, he might just want to hang out,” White said after the presser.
Lesnar retired from MMA after getting mauled by Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 this past New Year’s weekend. At the time, White vaguely said Lesnar would be quitting “under contract,” but he ultimately gave the 34-year-old his blessing to rejoin the world of fake fighting.
Lesnar hung up his MMA gloves with a 5-3 professional record, with all but one of his scraps coming inside the Octagon. Four of his seven UFC fights were of the championship variety.