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Dana White: 'Very, very, very good' chance that Lesnar returns to UFC


Rumors of Brock Lesnar making a return to mixed martial arts were inevitably going to come up with his WWE contract set to expire later this year, and Dana White isn't doing anything to quiet them down.

After posting a photo with Lesnar on his social media accounts on Sunday, White appeared on "Happy Hours" with Kevin Harvick on SiriusXM last night and was very optimistic about Lesnar potentially returning to the UFC.

"They're very, very, very good," White said when Harvick asked what the chances were that we'd see Lesnar fight in the UFC again.

On Monday's episode of Raw, White's picture with Lesnar became part of the storyline for the Universal Championship match at WrestleMania. Reigns claimed that Lesnar didn't show up to Raw, called him entitled and said he hides behind his contract, and said Lesnar was taking pictures with White in Las Vegas instead of coming to the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.

While the reason for Lesnar's absence on Raw still wasn't entirely clear, Dave Meltzer reported yesterday that the goal of the build to the WrestleMania main event is to get Reigns cheered to lead to his win. Meltzer also noted that the idea is for the build to come across as much like a shoot as possible.

Lesnar is advertised for WWE's house show in Chicago on Saturday night and is scheduled to return to television on the March 12th episode of Raw.

The last pro wrestling dates on Lesnar's current contract with WWE run through after WrestleMania in April, though the company has certain rights to him after that until early August. If Lesnar were to fight again, he'd also need to resolve the one-year suspension that he received from USADA for his drug test failures stemming from UFC 200. That suspension was frozen when he retired from MMA in 2017.