Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and current WWE Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar, will have a major decision to make next year after his current WWE contract expires.
Lesnar’s contract is set to expire after WrestleMania 34, and according to Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet, he’s not looking to re-sign with the company. He has however re-entered the USADA testing pool, which means a return to mixed martial arts could be in the pipeline.
Lesnar was suspended for one year due to multiple failed drug tests, one of which was given out of competition before his fight with Mark Hunt at UFC 200. The other took place on July 9th, the day of the fight. Lesnar’s unanimous decision victory over Hunt would be overturned and he would announce his retirement from the sport in February. Being that his retirement took him out of the testing pool, that means his one-year suspension was frozen until just recently. So with around 7 months served, Brock still has 5 months to go which means the earliest he could return would be in December, likely at the year-end UFC 219 PPV in Las Vegas.
Of course, these things can always change but it’s good to see that everyone’s favorite “Beast” is keeping his options open. So, would you folks rather see Brock continue with WWE beyond next year’s
Mania, or do you think he has one more run with the UFC left in him at the ripe young age of 40? Sound off below.
Which company would you want to see Brock Lesnar sign with when his contract is up after WrestleMania 34?
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UPDATE: UFC’s Jeff Novitzky denies rumors of Brock Lesnar having re-entered the USADA pool. Read that story at MMAJunkie here.