It is well-known that WWE boss Vince McMahon wanted Lesnar to appear at last year’s WrestleMania to face The Undertaker, but Lesnar was under an exclusive contract to UFC and Dana White wasn’t going to let his biggest draw do a show for a rival pay-per-view entity.
All week there had been rumors that had Lesnar lost, he may retire and go back to pro wrestling. But White confirmed Lesnar had significant time once again left on his contract. The subject clearly was something White didn’t want to talk much about, particularly with the bombshell that Lesnar, had he won the title, was going to retire as champion. That would have made it possible for him to walk back into pro wrestling as the rightful UFC champion, which would have been a tremendous marketing coup for McMahon.
Lesnar leaving UFC as a champion and conquering hero in another arena is far more valuable to McMahon than Lesnar as a guest star coming off two straight losses.
“I’ve had moments with Brock Lesnar, but overall we’ve had a great relationship,” White said. “I’ve never had a situation with the guy where we haven’t done the right thing.”
But as far as specifics, when first asked, White said that even though Lesnar had retired as a fighter, that doesn’t invalidate the remaining time on his contract.
When it was brought up that the Internet was abuzz with speculation on Lesnar, that in fact Lesnar and WrestleMania was one of the hottest topics of discussion late Friday night, White didn’t have much to say.
“I don’t know. We’ll figure it out,” said an exasperated White. “The Internet is abuzz; mind your own business.”