WWE Issues Statement On Brock Lesnar's UFC Return

MMA |By Matt Boone |Sun, July 8, 2018 - 9:37AM EDT
WWE Comments On Brock Lesnar/UFC

As noted, Brock Lesnar returned to the Octagon on Saturday night, doing an angle with UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada to set up a fight between the two.

Following the show last night, WWE issued the following statement regarding Lesnar:

We don't know who the next challenger for Brock Lesnar's Universal Championship will be, but we do know his upcoming opponent — UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.

Cameras caught Lesnar cageside for the main event of UFC 226 between UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic and challenger Daniel Cormier.

After Cormier knocked Miocic out in the first round to become both the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and UFC Heavyweight Champion, he called out Lesnar and invited him into the octagon. Brock immediately shoved the new champ across the cage before delivering a profanity-laden tirade on the microphone.

Later in the night, during the post-show press conference, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Cormier vs. Lesnar would be happening in the future. He added that no date had been set.

Speculation has run rampant over Lesnar’s future for much of this year, starting with Lesnar posing for photos next to White on the night of WWE Elimination Chamber 2018. Lesnar last competed in UFC in July 2016.

UFC President Dana White also spoke about Lesnar-Cormier after the show, talking at length about Lesnar's contract status and UFC return against D.C., including his outstanding suspension with USADA at the post-fight press conference. Check out a video of White's comments by clicking here. For a complete video archive of the Lesnar-Cormier pull-apart segment inside the Octagon at the end of the UFC 226 PPV last night, click here.