Dana White Says Brock Lesner's Return To The UFC Is A "Definite Possibility." Can He Become Champion Again? [Video]

 

Video After The Jump

 

Brock Lesner could be making a return to the Ultimate Fighting Championships in the near future. The timing couldn't be better for the organization. Because of Anderson Silva's unfortunate leg break and uncertain future in the sport and George St. Pierre relinquishing his welterweight belt to go on an indefinite hiatus, the UFC is down to 3 superstars.

 

Ronda Rousey

 

Champions Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey and Cain Velasquez can headline cards, fill arena seats and get fans to buy their PPV events, but they need breaks in between bouts to heal up before going back into training for their next fight. That usually takes several months. 2 or at the maximum 3 fights is the most you can expect out of any champion in one year.

 

Jon "Bones" Jones

 

In 2013 the UFC held 12 PPV events. 21 others were aired on other cable channels or on Fox, for a total of 33 events.

 

UFC president Lorenzo Fertitta says that number will increase to 40+ in 2014,according to Bleacher Report

 

Don't get me wrong, the UFC is stacked with talent from top to bottom. So they will be fine for their non PPV matches. But superstars like Lesner pack arenas make fans want to plop down $54.95 to watch at home. 

 

 

The UFC usually averages 400,000 buys for PPV events. UFC 168 in December more than doubled that with an estimated 1,025,000 buys. Those numbers can be attributed to the rematches between Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate.

 

Lesner was one of the biggest PPV draws during his first stint in the UFC. He won the heavyweight belt in just his fourth professional mixed martial arts fight when he beat Randy Couture at UFC 91. He eventually lost the belt to Velasquez and left the sport, going back to the WWE after losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141.

 

However, Lesner wasn't healthy. He had been battling diverticulitis, a very painful stomach ailment. He had two surgeries for it. A 12-inch piece of his colon was removed. His December 30, 2011 fight against Overeem was just six months after the second surgery.

 

UFC President Dana White says Lesner regrets leaving the sport because of his illness. L.A. Times writer Lance Pugmire reported earlier this month that the two were negotiating Lesner's return.

 

 

White says it's a "definite possibility" that Lesner will be back in the Octagon, per MMAFighting.

 

"Me and Brock talk. I said recently Brock feels like ... he said he has some regrets with MMA because he wasn't healthy. He was going through those stomach problems the whole time he was here. So he has regrets. It's interesting. He became champion with diverticulitis. What would he have done without it? From the first day he fought in the UFC until his last fight he was suffering from it. He never felt right. He just didn't know why and then it really hit him. He feels like he was fighting here at 40 percent. He thinks a Brock Lesnar that was 100 percent could have done much better. I told him, 'you're out of your f*cking mind. You came in here with one fight and became the heavyweight champion.' It was fun having Brock here. So he has some regrets. Would he like to fight again? I'm sure he would. We'll see how this whole thing plays out. It's definitely a possibility."

 










Dana White talks Brock Lesner's possible return to the UFC at the 7:58 mark.



Follow Me

Join Our Facebook Fan Page Check Us Out On MySpace Follow Us On Twitter Follow Me On Youtube Like MY Facebook Page Connect With Me On Linkedin Connect With Me On Google+ Join My Website

Views: 8593

Tags: A, Again?, Become, Brock, Can, Champion, Dana, Definite Possibility., He, Is, More…Lesner's, Return, Says, The, To, UFC, White, [Video]

Comment

You need to be a member of ThisIs50.com to add comments!

Join ThisIs50.com

Comment by Rpj23 on January 19, 2014 at 12:56am
@rio not hating I'm a huge Brock lesnar fan but I go to espn for sports.
Comment by JD on January 18, 2014 at 3:30pm
I could see Brock doing it just to collect a big check.
Comment by QuEeNsFiNeSt on January 18, 2014 at 2:28pm
Thank You I Liked When He Was In The Ufc Before His Injury
Comment by L'sUp on January 18, 2014 at 1:53pm
Brock can't fight for s*** no way he'd ever beat Cain
Comment by Fester on January 18, 2014 at 1:25pm
Brocks comeback is to save the company since the 2 cash cows are out.
Comment by Mone on January 18, 2014 at 10:38am
UFC is done as far as new attraction to the so-called sport. Fighters don't have any character outside the ring to make you wanna watch. Jones is good character whac
Comment by Killer Kingdam on January 18, 2014 at 7:38am
Definite Possibility????? wow that comment makes no sense
Comment by RIO909 on January 18, 2014 at 1:12am
@rucku this is not just a hiphop website... it's all type... "if it's hot it's here " .. stop hating and enjoy the article homie
Comment by Vinny Vendetta on January 18, 2014 at 1:01am
Ronda Rousey is hot. wow. I don't think i've ever seen her outside of the octgagon.
Jon Jones is the man. He's gonna stay on top for a while.
Cain is good, but there aren't enough quality Heavyweights in the sport right now.
I don't know if brock will ever be 100 again after having a foot of intestine removed and then stapled back together.
Comment by Cain Marko on January 18, 2014 at 12:34am
Brock first came into the UFC when the Heavyweight ladder was weak. Dana knows he can't fight. If he's rehired it would be for his name not his MMA skills. Great amateur wrestler but he's no MMA fighter.



Upcoming Releases

Members

 


Example Searches:
music, girls, Bentley

Latest Activity

Epitome liked ChasinDatPaper's blog post G-Unit x The Breakfast Club: Talk Effen Vodka, Troy Ave, Tatted Up Holly, Pacquiao Vs. Mayweather, Record Sales Not Mattering, Cash Money Problems, Bobby Shmurda, Fabolous, Proof, Eminem (Video)
23 seconds ago
Epitome liked ChasinDatPaper's blog post G-Unit - The Beast Is G-Unit (Album Stream)
3 minutes ago
ThisIs50Official liked ThisIs50Official's blog post Jefe Rothstein Signs A Major Distribution Deal And Talks New Album
4 minutes ago
Daphenous Reid commented on Besir Esati's blog post Big Sean ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ & Chris Brown & Tyga ‘Fan Of A Fan: The Album’ First Week Sales
"Meanwhile in Florida"
10 minutes ago
MR.SMITH liked Thisis50 TV's blog post Young Buck & Kidd Kidd Speak on G-Unit First Reuniting; 'Before the Beast'; 'The Beast is G-Unit' -TI50
10 minutes ago
MR.SMITH liked 50 Cent's blog post G-Unit - I'm Grown (Official Music Video) [TI50]
11 minutes ago
ThisIs50Official posted a blog post

Jefe Rothstein Signs A Major Distribution Deal And Talks New Album

Atlanta rapper JEFE ROTHSTEIN is generating a major buzz, be the next to discover his music and see for yourself why.Rothstein suggested that he take his craft more seriously and pursue a rap career. After years, of hard work and dedication and becoming a veteran of the mic. It finally paid off the Atlanta based verbal…See More
20 minutes ago
Epitome commented on ChasinDatPaper's blog post G-Unit - The Beast Is G-Unit (Album Stream)
"This EP is hot! Listened to it twice at the gym. I actually liked every song. The Unit has been consistent with the high-quality of their raps. Of course 50 was 50 but I agree that Yayo was doing his thing. I really dig his style - what he says, his…"
22 minutes ago

© 2015   Created by 50 Cent.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

© 2012   Created by 50 Cent.   Powered by .

Badges  |  Help  |  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy