Details Behind Brock Lesnar’s New WWE Deal, UFC Fight Option

Brock Lesnar
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar

Earlier today (Mon. April 9, 2018) WWE announced that they had re-signed Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to a fresh new deal. It was also announced that he would defend his strap against Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage match in three weeks at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia.

MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer reports some new details on Lesnar’s contract with WWE. He noted that, although the length of Lesnar’s new deal with WWE wasn’t announced, sources say that it’s a short-term contract.

The deal also allows him to do at least one UFC fight, however, it remains unclear if he is allowed to fight in multiple UFC fights. This is a bit of a risk for the UFC, as President Dana White recently said the winner of the heavyweight title bout between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic this summer could possibly defend against Lesnar next.

While Lesnar would be the underdog in a fight against either man, there’s still a possibility that The Beast could win the UFC heavyweight title again. If Lesnar’s WWE deal doesn’t allow him to do more than one UFC fight, however, he wouldn’t be able to defend the UFC heavyweight title.

Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that Lesnar pulled himself from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug testing pool. Lesnar would need to re-enter the testing pool and give six months of clean tests before being allowed to fight again.

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