Brock Lesnar And WWE Agree To New Deal That Includes Option For One UFC Fight
Brock Lesnar New WWE Deal News
The 40-year-old wrestler is set to defend the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns at the Greatest Royal Rumble. The event is exclusive to WWE Network and will be held April 27 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Lesnar negotiated three-year pro wrestling contracts in 2012 and 2015. His last contract with WWE was supposed to expire after WrestleMania 34. Lesnar defeated Reigns in the main event of the competition in New Orleans on Sunday.
— WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2018
UFC president Dana White has spoken multiple times this week about Lesnar’s return to mixed martial arts. White stated he was prepared to give Lesnar an opportunity to win the heavyweight championship by facing the winner of the Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic bout in Las Vegas on July 7.
According to several UFC sources, Lesnar’s deal — for which full details have not yet been announced — could let him participate in more than one UFC fight.
BleacherReport’s Jeremy Botter tweeted that Lesnar’s contract could include a television appearance, though he did not specify whether it would be for a pay-per-view event or for something else entirely:
There may be an extra TV appearance in the deal, but at most I’m told this is a two appearance deal.
— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) April 9, 2018
Lesnar recently withdrew from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency drug testing pool and has not rejoined said pool. Thus, he would have to show six months of clean tests before competing again.
Lesnar has earned massive salaries from WWE in recent years. According to a recent Forbes article, the veteran was paid approximately $6.5 million over the past year.