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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.

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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.

Brock Lesnar’s meeting with Dana White ‘couldn’t have gone worse’

Fans of Brock Lesnar may have to postpone their hopes of seeing the former UFC heavyweight champion return to the Octagon. According to UFC President Dana White, a recent meeting between the two did not go well.

“The meeting we had didn’t go really well,” he told Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting. “It wasn’t a great meeting. It probably one of the worst meetings we’ve ever had with Brock Lesnar, and I honestly have not talked him since, so I don’t know where we are at.

“All the stuff you’re seeing on the Internet is typical Internet bull****,” he said.

“It was really bad. It was the worst meeting I’ve ever had with Brock Lesnar. In my opinion, it couldn’t have gone worse.”

White expressed similar disappointment to MMA Junkie.

“It’s one of those things (where) it’s not worth getting into it publicly,” he said. “It’s not worth getting into the B.S. over it.”

Lesnar retired following a loss against Alistair Overeem at UFC 141, but he sparked speculation about a potential comeback when he traveled to Las Vegas to attend the main event at UFC 146. For now, it looks like Lesnar will be sticking to wrestling.

Video of White’s interview with Helwani is below:

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Brock Lesnar interested in UFC comeback

Brock Lesnar shocked fight fans by attending UFC 146 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, sparking speculation that he might return to the octagon.

Lesnar, who hardly ever leaves his home, showed up ringside for the main event between Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir. His attendance prompted several inquiries from reporters at the postfight press conference about a possible comeback. UFC boss Dana White confirmed that Lesnar is interested in a comeback.

While Dana White was non-committal with his responses to questions, you could see he was open to having Lesnar back in the UFC. It’s easy to understand why; Lesnar is one of the top heavyweights in the world, and the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view draw.

Lesnar has been wrestling for the WWE since saying he was retiring from MMA after losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 last December. Fighters frequently say one thing after they just got their heads beat in, but many of them tend to feel an itch to return to the sport several months later. It looks like that may have happened with Lesnar.

Brock Lesnar reportedly signs with WWE

With his MMA career seemingly over, Brock Lesnar is apparently returning to his wrestling roots.

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer reported that Lesnar is in Miami for WrestleMania 28 and that he has signed a one-year contract with the WWE.

“Lesnar has arrived in Miami [site of tomorrow's event] and arrived with security and a large group of people shielding him from everyone,” Meltzer wrote Saturday, per 5th Round.com. “This is the going story, but not confirmed, that Lesnar has signed a one year deal and will work a more than Undertaker and less than Goldberg type of schedule.”

Lesnar is still under contract with the UFC, but Ariel Helwani reports that president Dana White would not have a problem with it if Lesnar did sign with the WWE. Rumors of Lesnar’s return to the wrestling ring have swirled since the Undertaker showed up at UFC 121 to watch Brock’s loss to Cain Velasquez. As of last October, Lesnar said he believed he’d eventually return to the WWE.

Lesnar’s MMA career took a major hit when he became afflicted with diverticulitis and required intestinal surgery. He had lost his last two fights and said after his defeat to Alistair Overeem that he was retiring from the octagon.

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Alistair Overeem Knocks Brock Lesnar into Retirement, Cue the WWE Rumors

Alistair Overeem beat Brock Lesnar by first-round TKO in their UFC 141 fight in Las Vegas Friday night, leading to Brock’s announcement that he was retiring.

The fight went about the way I expected, and it ended exactly how Overeem predicted: with a hard leg kick to the liver. Lesnar was hesitant to shoot on Overeem and take to the fight to the ground where he’d have the advantage. The hesitation allowed Overeem to go to work with his striking and stand-up game.

Brock had no defense for Alistair’s Muay Thai knees and hard leg kicks which led to the stoppage. It was a kick straight to the liver that did all the damage, and Brock told Dana White after the fight that he thought he had a few broken ribs.

Lesnar has now lost two fights in a row since his fast rise to UFC Heavyweight Champion. He became UFC champ in just his fourth professional fight — an incredible feat. At 34 years old and recovering from intestinal surgery because of diverticulitis, Lesnar announced he was retiring from MMA. It’s likely he’ll make at least a few appearances in the WWE like he suggested in October.

Overeem will now face heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in what should be another exciting fight.

Brock Lesnar Hardly Knew Anything About Alistair Overeem Prior to Their Fight

Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem will meet Friday night in one of the most anticipated fights of the year. Overeem is a decorated fighter; he’s been a heavyweight MMA champion in Strikeforce and Dream, and he’s a K-1 kickboxing champ. He also hasn’t lost in his last 11 MMA fights dating back to 2007.

Even though The Reem was well known to fight fans across the world, Brock Lesnar was unfamiliar with him.

Kevin Iole writes at Yahoo! Sports that Brock didn’t know much about Alistair before agreeing to the fight. Lesnar apparently doesn’t pay much attention to MMA except when he’s fighting .

“I really didn’t look at people outside the UFC,” Lesnar said. “I’m not the kind of guy that sits around and ponders that kind of stuff. Obviously, this is a guy who is threatening. You don’t get into this company and get into this division if you’re not a threat. He’s a threat.”

Lesnar has learned much more about Overeem while preparing for the fight and respects him, but it’s just strange for fans, who follow stars like Alistair so closely, to hear that another prominent fighter didn’t know much about him. I guess it just shows us that some guys who fight aren’t fans. Maybe this attitude well serve Lesnar well in the fight. I think Overeem is a much better all around fighter and expect him to win.

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