Normally, this kind of thing wouldn’t be newsworthy — but with Brock Lesnar, it’s a different story.
Lesnar is a notorious homebody and knowing that he likely wouldn’t have left his Minnesota compound just to watch a fight live, media at last night’s event questioned UFC president Dana White about his presence.
During the post-fight press conference, White coyly admitted that there was more to Lesnar’s appearance at the event than simple fight spectating. Although, he wouldn’t go into much more detail than to reveal the professional wrestler’s return to action is a possibility.
Following the presser, in the media scrum, White told the gathered reporters that Lesnar had requested a face-to-face meeting with him after he completed his media obligations, but that he couldn’t say for sure what Lesnar wished to discuss.
5-3 as a professional mixed martial artist, Lesnar managed to capture and defend the UFC heavyweight title during his short time in the sport despite repeatedly battling a severe case of diverticulitis. He picked up wins over the likes of Frank Mir, Heath Herring, Randy Couture and Shane Carwin in the UFC before losing two straight to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem.
Following the loss to Overeem – which came via TKO this past December – Lesnar announced his retirement from mixed martial arts competition and shortly thereafter went back to competing as a pro wrestler.