Dana White Gives Update On Brock Lesnar’s UFC Future

Dana White recently made headlines in the world of wrestling when he spoke on the possibility of Ronda Rousey returning to the UFC earlier this month following what seems to be the end of her second WWE run. White emphatically stated there was “no shot” of Rousey returning as the inaugural Women’s Bantamweight Champion had accomplished all her professional goals in both UFC and WWE and is now starting a family.

Now the UFC President has commented on the potential for another UFC-star-turned-WWE-wrestler to return to their MMA roots in the form of Brock Lesnar. Lesnar hasn’t competed inside the Octagon since his one-off return at UFC 200 in July 2016 where he defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision. However, his victory was later overturned as he tested positive for a banned substance in a pre-fight drug test – miring his final MMA bout in controversy.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso, White praised The Beast’s physique, claiming that Lesnar “always” looks good, and bluntly gave his thoughts on if the former UFC Heavyweight Champion will ever return to the promotion. “I think Brock’s done,” White stated. “I don’t think he ever comes back.”

Lesnar debuted for the UFC in 2008, winning the UFC Heavyweight Championship in just his third fight from Randy Couture. He held the title for over two years, successfully defending it at UFC 100 against Frank Mir and against Shane Carwin at UFC 116 before finally losing it to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. During his reign, Lesnar battled both mononucleosis and diverticulitis which kept him out of action for over a year.

Brock most recently completed a trilogy of matches with Cody Rhodes in WWE, which ended with Rhodes coming out on top with a 2-1 win/loss record over The Beast. Over the last year, Lesnar has also feuded with Omos, Bobby Lashley and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.