Former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar may be coming to a crossroads.
The aging performer is believed to be nearing the end of his current WWE contract, at least according to statements by former WWE commentator Jim Ross to Fox Sports. He believes that Lesnar’s WWE contract could be up following Wrestlemania 31 in March, which leaves the 37-year-old with a decision to make: does he stick with the WWE, give the UFC one more run, or call it a day and retire from both?
“Creatively from a strategic standpoint, WWE will need to find out sooner rather than later if Brock is interested in re-signing or not,” Ross told Fox Sports. He believes Lesnar has a pretty good gig with the WWE, but at 37 years of age and looking as healthy as ever, it could be now or never if Lesnar wants to reconsider fighting.
“It looks to me like he’s gotten back on track,” Ross said. “He looks phenomenal strength-wise. He’s just scary looking. He’s more scary looking than he was before he left [WWE the first time].
“I see no reason he couldn’t have the potential to return to the UFC and sell pay-per-views,” Ross said.
Selling pay-per-views is certainly something Lesnar could do. According to a recent report by The Sports Business Journal, Lesnar is the UFC’s best draw ever, averaging more than 1,000,000 PPV buys per event.
But, as Ross said, Lesnar isn’t always driven by the biggest paycheck or the brightest spotlight. He could very well walk away from both opportunities. After all, Lesnar hasn’t set foot in the Octagon since a December 2011 loss to Alistair Overeem.
“He likes to be with his family and raise his boys,” Ross told Fox Sports. “He’s the kind of guy that can say, ‘I’m done with all of it.'”