Has the UFC just resigned former heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar?
According to UFCFightersInfo on twitter, the UFC has added Brock Lesnar to its roster.
[Added] Brock Lesnar (Heavy)https://t.co/nZfB0IsOE2
— UFCFIGHTERSiNFO (@UFCFIGHTERSiNFO) May 20, 2016
Lesnar (5-3 MMA) has not competed in MMA since his TKO loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 in 2011. Lesnar won the UFC heavyweight title by defeating current champion Randy Couture at UFC 91 in November 15, 2008. He would go onto defend the title twice against Frank Mir at UFC 100 and Shane Carwin at UFC 116.
Speculation about a return to MMA lasted until March 24, 2015, when Lesnar announced in an interview on SportsCenter that he had re-signed with WWE and officially closed the door on a return to MMA, even though he was offered a deal “ten times more” than what he had made previously in his MMA career. He further elaborated that, while he was training for months for a return to the UFC, he felt “physically great but something was lacking mentally”.