Report: Brock Lesnar back in USADA testing pool amid rumours of UFC return

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Brock Lesnar speaks to the media during the UFC 200 post-fight press conference at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It looks like the former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar could be returning to the UFC octagon.

Mulitple reports have stated that the WWE champion’s contract with the WWE is up soon and he will likely lose the belt at SummerSlam.

Talk MMA on Twitter stated that Brock and Paul Heyman were at the UFC headquarters in Las Vegas during International Fight Week to discuss a return to the octagon with UFC executives.

TalkMMA then stated he has had this confirmed by two sources.

ProWrestling Sheet has also reported the same news, stating the following:

Sources tell us Brock’s contract with WWE expires not long after WrestleMania 34 next year and he’s already made it clear to backstage officials that he currently doesn’t intend to re-sign.

We’re told the reason Lesnar has re-entered the testing pool is so that when his contract is up, he can make the right decision about his next career move, should he want to return to MMA.

The current WWE champ defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in July of 2016. Following the win, Lesnar twice tested positive to the oestrogen blocker clomiphene; once prior to the fight and once on fight night.

Lesnar was suspended for one year by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

The suspensions will be served concurrently, but he was also fined $250,000 by Nevada. The result of the bout with Hunt was changed to a no contest.

Lesnar won the UFC heavyweight championship by defeated Randy Couture at UFC 91. Lesnar would defend the title twice, against Frank Mir at UFC 100 and Shane Carwin at UFC 116 before dropping the title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.

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