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Dana White: Brock Lesnar wants to return to UFC

Brock Lesnar

All the rumors about Brock Lesnar returning to the UFC seem to be legitimate. Either that, or Dana White just really likes the publicity of the rumors.

TMZ caught up with UFC boss Dana White on Thursday in New York City and White said Lesnar wants to return to the UFC.

“He wants to, he wants to,” White said of Lesnar.

Brock hasn’t fought in the UFC in over two years. He beat Randy Couture at UFC 91 in 2008 to capture the heavyweight title, defended it twice, and then lost to Cain Velasquez in 2010 and Alistair Overeem on Dec. 30 2011. Lesnar had issues with diverticulitis and had surgery to remove part of his colon in 2011, and that pretty much caused him to leave the UFC.

“We’ll see what happens. [Lesnar] feels like because of his illness that he had while he was here, he wasn’t 100 percent. He’d like to take another run at it,” White said.

Lesnar has returned to WWE since leaving the UFC, but he’s open to doing both, according to White.

“He wants to do both. He’s doing well over there. When his schedule opens up, I think he’d like to fight.”

Brock said after his loss to Overeem that that was the last we’d see of him in the octagon, but White is making it seem like he could return. If I had to guess, I’d say Brock doesn’t end up returning. It sounds like he wants to, but he might realize that it’s not exactly realistic.



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