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Brock Lesnar ends Undertaker’s Wrestlemania winning streak

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The Undertaker had been 21-0 in his career at Wrestlemania, but on Sunday in New Orleans, one of the greatest winning streaks in sports came to an end.

Brock Lesnar, who had been talking about facing The Undertaker for years, beat The Taker and provided one of the most surprising outcomes in recent wrestling history.

To say nobody saw this coming would be an understatement. Lesnar was at least +850 as an underdog in the wagering for the match. This fan’s reaction said it all:

Fan Undertaker reaction

Fans are already naming this the “Louisiana Screwjob” because they’re so upset. Other reports say fans were so ticked off they began leaving the dome.

Undertaker chokeslams Brock Lesnar, will face him at WrestleMania (Video)

Brock Lesnar UndertakerIt’s finally on! The Undertaker showed up to “RAW” on Monday night in Green Bay and was challenged by Brock Lesnar to sign a contract to fight him at WrestleMania 30. Lesnar told Taker to sign a contract, but The Undertaker used the pen to stab Lesnar’s hand and then chokeslammed him through a table.

The two have faced each other before at No Mercy in the past, but this WrestleMania match has been in the works for a while.

You may recall that Undertaker showed up to the Honda Center in Anaheim for Lesnar’s UFC 121 fight against Cain Velasquez in 2010 and tried to goad Brock into fighting at WrestleMania. The match didn’t happen then, but it will finally be happening a little more than three years later.

Now the only question is whether Brock will be the person who breaks Taker’s perfect record at WrestleMania.

Alistair Overeem calls out Brock Lesnar after fight

Alistair OvereemAlistair Overeem beat Frank Mir at UFC 169 in Newark on Saturday night, and the beastly heavyweight gave fans something to look forward to by calling out Brock Lesnar after his win.

Overeem closed out his post-fight interview with UFC commentator Joe Rogan by saying he wants a rematch with Lesnar, whom he beat at UFC 141 in Dec. 2011.

“I have one more thing to say: I heard there’s word that Brock Lesnar is about to come back to the UFC. Well I’ll be here waiting for him!” Overeem said.

The rumor that Lesnar may return to the UFC started in December and has been perpetuated by Dana White, who said during the week that Lesnar wants to return to the UFC. Lesnar is paid well by WWE and has been busy with them, but White says he wants to come back when his schedule opens up.

Lesnar hasn’t fought since his loss to Overeem. His struggles with diverticulitis led him to retire from the UFC, but you better believe fans would love it if he returns and fights Overeem in a rematch. Who wouldn’t want to see that?

Here is a video of Alistair Overeem calling out Brock Lesnar after the fight:

Video via @Zombie Prophet

Dana White: Brock Lesnar wants to return to UFC

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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.

Brock Lesnar in talks with Dana White about a UFC return?

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar is very much involved with WWE, but he’s also been the subject of many MMA rumors in the past few weeks. It sounds like those rumors might be for good reason.

Though Lesnar did not show up to UFC 168 as was rumored, UFC boss Dana White reportedly told LA Times reporter Lance Pugmire that he’s been in talks with Brock.

Many believe all the talk about Brock’s involvement with the UFC was just a publicity stunt. Brock has an exclusive contract with WWE for big money and low appearances. He’s expected to wrestle at WrestleMania in April. He hasn’t fought in the UFC since losing to Alistair Overeem a little over two years ago. Why would he want back in when the WWE is giving him a great deal? It doesn’t make much sense, regardless of the rumors.

The UFC, though, could really use Brock. He was their biggest pay-per-view draw and, with Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva out for the time being, they need more stars.

Shane Carwin wants a piece of Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar Shane CarwinShane Carwin seems like he wants a piece of his nemesis Brock Lesnar.

In response to rumors that Lesnar will attend UFC 168 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Carwin, who lost the UFC heavyweight title to Lesnar at UFC 116, sent a tweet to Dana White.

Shane Carwin tweet

Carwin was 12-0 before losing to Brock. He lost his next fight to Junior Dos Santos and has battled multiple injuries and surgeries since then and retired last year.

Could the UFC be setting up for a potential Lesnar-Carwin rematch? You can bet a fight between those two would get fans excited, though it would be a longshot to see them meet.

Brock Lesnar making UFC return? He supposedly will attend UFC 168

Brock Lesnar UFCIs Brock Lesnar making some sort of UFC return? That’s the hot gossip.

MMA Fighting said on Thursday there have been rumors all week that Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE star, would be attending the big UFC 168 show in Las Vegas on Saturday.

During a media scrum on Thursday, UFC boss Dana White was asked about Lesnar attending the show. White tried to play dumb and say he did not know why Lesnar would be attending, but he looked down when he said that and had a sly grin on his face. It was pretty obvious that he was hiding something.

You can watch the video below via MMA Junkie:

Lesnar hasn’t fought since losing to Alistair Overeem two years ago at UFC 141. Lesnar said after the fight that he was retiring from the UFC. He cited his diverticulitis as one of the reasons for stepping away from the sport.

The last time Lesnar showed up to attend a fight card was last year for UFC 146. Lesnar supposedly was interested in a return that time, but the meeting between him and White went terribly, according to White.

If you follow the pattern, it seems like Lesnar attends fights when he’s interested in becoming involved with the organization. And even if he doesn’t make a comeback, just having his name out there and associated with the company is good for UFC business.