Brock Lesnar Is Coming Back to The UFC, Says Dana White

The Beast Incarnate's WWE contact is up after Wrestlemania 34 this weekend.
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Dana White broke a bit of news in an otherwise unremarkable interview on Wednesday night. Brock Lesnar, the one-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, is coming back to the Octagon, White said. 

"Yeah, Brock Lesnar is coming back. I don't know when, but yes he is," White said. 

The Beast Incarnate hasn't fought in the UFC since he beat Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in the summer of 2016. That victory was overturned and changed to a no contest after it was revealed that Lesnar tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene 12 days before the fight and on the day of the fight itself. 

That resulted in a yearlong suspension by that Nevada State Athletic Commission and a $250,000 fine. Lesnar subsequently announced his retirement in the February of 2017.

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Because of his failed drug test, Lesnar will have to piss clean for six months before he's allowed back into the Octagon, which means his next fight won't come until the fall at the soonest.

He'll be in the ring this weekend at Wrestlemania 34 though. Lesnar is set to take on Roman Reigns in the final match before his contract expires. It's the second time in four years that the two have faced off at Wrestlemania. They also wrestled at WrestleMania 31 in a match that ended with Seth Rollins cashing in his "Money in the Bank" contract and pinning Reigns to win the WWE championship.

Who Lesnar would fight in a UFC return remains an open, and interesting question. But UFC fans have plenty of ideas.