Dana White Says Door is Open for Brock Lesnar, But Ultimately It’s Up to Brock

November 19, 2014
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After losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 in December 2011, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar said, “Tonight was the last time you’ll see me in the Octagon.”

It’s been nearly three years since that night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and Lesnar may have changed his mind.

During Monday’s “The Time is Now” press conference, UFC president Dana White said that the WWE superstar is interested in fighting again. Reportedly, the 37-year-old former titleholder’s contract with the biggest pro wrestling organization ends in April 2015.

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Brock Lesnar UFC 91During a recent interview with On The Record, White said the UFC is interested in a potential return of Lesnar, but, ultimately, it’s up to Lesnar.

“When Brock is ready, he’ll come back, if he’s ready. If he’s ready, he’ll come back. If not, he won’t,” said White.

Questioned whether he feels like he needs to re-sign Lesnar at all costs, White didn’t see it as that type of situation.

“He was huge for us, but I don’t think that way. It’s not like, oh my God, we have to get Brock Lesnar back. This is fighting. You have to want to fight. You have to want to do it. If Brock wants to come back; I have a great relationship with him, the door is open for him. And if he doesn’t, I wish him all the best,” said the UFC president.

The Las Vegas-based fight promotion’s brand is bigger than any one athlete. Superstars eventually retire and new stars emerge. It’s the nature of sports. The opportunity is there for Lesnar to return, if he wants to.

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  • powerboy55

    If he’s gonna join a legit camp like ATT or Jackson’s and really work on his standup, then it’s worth coming back.

    • shakejunt

      i think he just needs a real boxing coach. idk who he trained under in the past, but he needs to learn how to not get hit as often via footwork and head movement. if he grabs you, then he has a chance, but anyone who can keep him at range will have their way with him.

      • powerboy55

        Not just that, but he needs lots of standup sparring against solid training partners. He needs to get used to getting tagged and not shunning away.

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