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Brock Lesnar under WWE contract until August 2018, UFC will have to wait

If we were hoping and praying to see Brock Lesnar cross back over into the world of MMA with the UFC, we will have to wait until next year.

One of the biggest stars that the UFC has ever had will not be back in the octagon until at least the end of 2018 after it was revealed that Brock Lesnar is under contract with the WWE until Aug. 2018. While that hasn’t been an issue in prior years as we saw Lesnar compete at UFC 200 while signed to the WWE, Dana White revealed that he won’t be able to cross over like that again.

The UFC president was recently a guest on The Dan Le Batard Show where he revealed that while Lesnar is signed to the WWE there won’t be another opportunity to have him fight inside the cage. There was a huge opportunity to book the former heavyweight champion against the then light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones but things went south after Jones failed a drug test.

Also, it was assumed that Lesnar’s WWE contract would expire after Wrestlemania 34 but White cleared up those rumours stating it will up in Aug. 2018.

“Well Lesnar was still under contract to the WWE until next August. Who knows what would have happened. I don’t count my chickens any more, I’ll tell you that. They didn’t want to do that again. You saw what happened the last time he was under contract (and fought).”

Will Brock re-sign with the WWE or will the urge to test himself inside the octagon be as strong as it was when he was the defending heavyweight champion? For me, while his last outing was impressive but tainted by the failed drug test, I would like to see Brock back in the UFC. There are not many men like Lesnar in the world so why not have him back?

We may see a Mark Hunt rematch. Fights with the likes of Derrick Lewis, Junior dos Santos, Ben Rothwell and even the super dangerous Francis Ngannou await his return. Regardless of what the MMA universe says, everyone wants to see Lesnar fight for real.

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I have been an avid fight fan since the early 2000's after I accidentally stumbled across a Chuck Liddell fight. While I was just a die-hard fan until 2013 I decided to give writing and covering the sport a go. And here we are, just a small fish making my way up river to swim with the big boys. Join me on my journey into the art of beautiful violence.

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