Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar still has to fulfill his obligations with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) before being eligible to fight again. For months now, the plan has been for Lesnar to fight UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier in January but that fight will not happen as originally planned due to Cormier not being cleared to fight because of an injury.
UFC President Dana White was asked after the UFC 232 event if the plan is still to put on Lesnar vs. Cormier in early 2019. Here’s what the UFC boss had to say:
“Absolutely. I think he’s already under contract with me. We were talking about it, and then he ended up signing a new deal with WWE. What I think happens is that he’s in a very unique position, because he can play this thing between UFC and WWE. They get right down to the wire, and I think Vince throws so much money at him that he goes ‘alright, I’ll do it again’. Because this is here no matter what. When he’s ready, he can come in here and fight and he’s gonna make a s***load of money here too. So it makes sense. I assume that’s what’s going on.”
Lesnar’s return to WWE’s flagship show, Monday Night Raw, has been confirmed as he’ll be appearing at the Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City, OK on January 21st, which will mark the go-home show of the red brand for the Royal Rumble.
His last Raw appearance came on the final Raw before Survivor Series. As of this writing, he has yet to be advertised for any other WWE dates aside from this Raw TV event and the Royal Rumble.
H/T to WrestleZone for the transcript