Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has not competed inside the octagon since failing his drug test for UFC 200. However, it would appear that the former title holder may soon be looking to challenge the belt once again.
Brock Lesnar has served out his year-long suspension from the octagon back returning to the WWE. However, the professional wrestler’s contract is reportedly nearing its end and UFC President Dana White has since revealed that Lesnar is reportedly interested in an octagon return.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has since reported that Brock Lesnar is in talks with the UFC about making an appearance at UFC 226. The highly anticipated fight card goes down July 7 for International Fight Week in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be featured live on pay-per-view.
In the night’s main event, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will be putting his title on the line as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier moves up in weight to fight the record breaking title holder. Meltzer’s report claims that Lesnar may even challenge UFC 226’s victorious headliner for their heavyweight title.
Check out the original report below:
“Lesnar has been asked to face the winner of the 7/7 Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier fight for the heavyweight title, which from a sports standpoint is ridiculous given that Lesnar hasn’t had a true UFC win since Shane Carwin in 2010 (his 2016 win over Mark Hunt was changed to a no contest when he tested positive for Clomiphene). But that would also be a money fight. As noted before, it’s going down to the wire. The idea for that fight is on 12/30 in Las Vegas, which means Lesnar needs to put himself back in the USADA testing pool by 6/30. If he does, it would not be a surprise for Lesnar to show up at the 7/7 UFC 226 show. I can tell you that while that is not decided on, it is something under discussion for him to show up and challenge the winner or them at least tease that.”