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Brock Lesnar To Return To The UFC?


Looking at his modest 5-3 (1) record you wouldn’t think Brock Lesnar played such a pivotal role in the growth of the UFC, but you would be wrong. Lesnar was perhaps the first true crossover star for the UFC, he brought over much of the WWE fanbase with him when he made his UFC debut against Frank Mir at UFC 81 in 2008.

Until a certain Irishman stormed onto the scene, Lesnar was the biggest PPV draw the UFC had ever had. Five cards Lesnar was on, drew over a million buys, the highest being UFC 100 with 1.3 million; some figures place it even higher at 1.6 million. For comparison, Ronda Rousey was only involved in two which did over a million. It’s hard to find truly accurate figures with UFC PPV’s, figures do vary slightly depending on where you look, but it gives you an indication just how big a draw Lesnar really was.

Lesnar won the UFC heavyweight title in only his 4th fight, defended it twice, before a combination of failing to evolve his all-around game and his battle with diverticulitis cut short his MMA career.

A return at UFC 200 ended with a win over Mark Hunt, but a failed drug test resulted in the fight being declared a no contest, and he was giving a one year ban. The drug test does put an asterisk on his career, but pre-USADA you could say that about plenty of others.

There is talk Lesnar wants to return to the UFC once more when his WWE contract expires, but at 40 even if Lesnar does return it will be a one and done deal in all probability.

The importance of Brock Lesnar to the UFC and the sport should not be overlooked.



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14 Comments

  • Bry B-ry Wat
    11/01/2018 at 5:33 pm

    Jackson Pullar

    • Jackson Pullar
      11/01/2018 at 11:25 pm

      Thought 🤔 if Reem wasn’t to retire… coildnthat be a fight, bearing in mind he should still be ranked top 5

  • Dpac Murugavel
    11/01/2018 at 3:14 pm

    Lesnar vs Jones? Or Lesnar vs nnganu?

  • Dävid Häröld Pülliäm
    11/01/2018 at 1:52 pm

    Ngannou starches him inside 1 round.

  • Patrick Yancy
    11/01/2018 at 1:43 pm

    Bring brock back. He brought energy to a weight class that could use it

  • Fab Rice
    11/01/2018 at 12:16 pm

    USADA ok?

  • VR LA
    11/01/2018 at 9:42 am

    keep rolling rolling rolliiiing !!!!
    keep rolling rolling rolliiiiiiiiiing!!!!

  • Conor Meagher
    11/01/2018 at 9:07 am

    Hopefully he comes back and gets another beating

  • William Leonard
    11/01/2018 at 4:41 am

    If he comes back the world will watch!! Guaranteed….

  • Chris Prestage
    11/01/2018 at 3:08 am

    Brock the cock 🍆

  • Curtis Taylor
    10/01/2018 at 9:27 pm

    Will he still be on the juice?

  • David Sam Reilly
    10/01/2018 at 8:29 pm

    Jameel Sharif

  • David Craig
    10/01/2018 at 8:21 pm

    Hope not

  • Andy Tasker
    10/01/2018 at 8:19 pm

    Cunts fuckin huge