Brock Lesnar was added to a WWE Raw card in January, but UFC boss Dana White said Monday that the former champion wants to fight again.
Lesnar hasn’t fought in the UFC since he lost via TKO to Alistair Overeem in December 2011. Since then, there’s been rumors that he’d come back.
White was asked about Lesnar during a Las Vegas press conference.
“Brock Lesnar’s under contract with the WWE. We have a great relationship with him. He’s healthy and he has said that he’s interested in fighting again,” White said, via Fox Sports. “We’ll see what happens.”
When he was in the UFC, Lesnar was arguably the promotion’s biggest draw. However, due to health problems and two consecutive losses to Overeem and Cain Velasquez, he was forced to retire.
Reports over the weekend indicated that Lesnar was added to the January RAW card. He’s also advertised for Dec. 8, 2014 and Dec. 29, 2014.
“The official website of the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, is advertising WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar for the Jan. 12, 2015 Raw,” said a press reference obtained by Fansided.com.
WWE advocate Paul Heyman talked about his path toward recovery in August.
“He’s healthy. His body is not spending so much energy fighting off diverticulitis. He’s healthy for the first time in years and I think his potential is limitless,” Heyman told Fox. “He’s a once-in-a-lifetime athlete. This is Jim Thorpe, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, this is a once-in-a-lifetime athlete.
“If Brock Lesnar ever fought healthy in the UFC, I don’t see any fighter that could have touched him.”