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Morning Report: Brock Lesnar not giving up on a return to the UFC

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Brock Lesnar admits that he has some challenges to overcome but tells his fans to not rule out a return to the UFC for the former heavyweight champion.

Though a return to the UFC doesn’t appear to be in Brock Lesnar’s immediate future, the former heavyweight champion isn’t ruling it out.

Lesnar made his UFC debut in 2008 after a successful stint in the world of professional wrestling. He went on to claim the UFC heavyweight championship when he knocked out Randy Couture at UFC 91. After he defended his title over Frank Mir at UFC 100, Lesnar was sidelined with a case of diverticulitis. He returned and defended his belt one more time against Shane Carwin before losing it to Cain Velasquez. After another loss to Alistair Overeem, Lesnar retired from MMA, in part due to the toll diverticulitis had taken on him. Then, after a five year hiatus from MMA, Lesnar returned to the UFC for a “one-off” fight at UFC 200, winning a unanimous decision over eighth ranked Mark Hunt.

After the bout, speculation was rampant that Lesnar would return to MMA full time. Despite the rumors, Lesnar returned to the WWE and headlined WWE SummerSlam on August 21. Ahead of his WWE match this past weekend, Lesnar spoke briefly with TMZ sports, addressing whether he would ever return to MMA.

“I’ve got a few challenges to overcome before I can get there. I don’t know. For right now, I’m gonna focus on my WWE career. I wanted to step back into the octagon and avenge my loss against diverticulitis. Sunday I’m facing Randy Orton at Summerslam and that’s really all that’s on my mind.”

The “challenges” Lesnar speaks of are his failed drug tests resulting from his UFC 200 appearance. ….View full article

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