Report: Brock Lesnar Could Stay With WWE Due to Concerns Regarding Concussions
By FCF Staff
In December, it was reported that sources within pro-wrestling’s WWE believed that Brock Lesnar was considering a return to the UFC, but a new report says that may not be the case.
Since Lesnar’s current WWE contract is expected to end soon, there’s been endless speculation in recent months as to whether the star might return to MMA. The former UFC heavyweight champ has never said publicly that he wants to fight again, but as noted above, there’s been reports that he’s thinking about it.
Well, according to a recent blog post from veteran pro-wrestling commentator Jim Ross, sources believe Lesnar may be thinking about staying with the WWE.
Sources are saying that it looks more promising that Brock Lesnar could well stay with WWE past WrestleMania due to concerns over long term health affects of competing in MMA specifically concussion oriented issues later in one’s life. gain, these are ‘sources’ and how reliable they are can only be judged after WM31 and following the status of the former UFC Heavyweight Champion. One thing is certain, if UFC believes, and rightfully so in my view, that CM Punk will sell PPV’s for at least his first two fights then what would a healthy Brock Lesnar mean to the UFC brand in a time where no combat sport company has a plethora of bona fide star power that can move the needle on the pay per view business.
Lesnar hasn’t fought since December, 2011, when he was stopped by Alistair Overeem at UFC 141. The decorated, collegiate wrestler was returning from an extensive layoff due to diverticulitis, and announced he was finished fighting after the loss.