UFC: 5 Reasons Brock Lesnar Should Return to the UFC
During the fighter introductions at the UFC 146 main event between challenger Frank Mir and defending champion Junior dos Santos, a camera was placed on one particular man in attendance. That man was none other than the former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
UFC President Dana White had little to say at the UFC 146 post-fight press conference about Lesnar being in attendance but did not rule out a possible return by the former champion stating that Lesnar wanted to have a face-to-face meeting with White.
White has always been a large supporter of Lesnar and included that he thought that he was still a top heavyweight.
The pros definitely outweigh the cons for a Brock Lesnar return so let's waste no more time and take a look at the reasons why he should make another comeback.
The Top of the Division Looks Stale Outside of the Top 5
There is no question about it, the top five fighters inside the UFC are Fabricio Werdum, Shane Carwin, Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez, and the champion Junior dos Santos.
What many may not realize is that with the defeat of Frank Mir at the speedy hands of Junior dos Santos, the champion has already defeated every top five ranked fighter inside of the UFC.
This is a major problem when it comes to finding fresh competition for dos Santos because after the top five ranked fighters, the UFC will be hard pressed finding a legitimate contender to feed to JdS.
With a Lesnar return, it buys the UFC a little more time to build up another contender and it may not be impossible that Lesnar could possibly be the man to take JdS off of his feet and keep him flat on the mat.
The Rubber Match
This one is simply a no-brainer in terms of match making.
Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar have shared possibly one of the greatest rivalries in the history of the UFC with constant chatter being thrown back and forth between the two.
The results of their fights are split with each fighter claiming a victory of one another.
After Lesnar unified the UFC heavyweight championship at UFC 100, Frank Mir took to the weight room and drastically changed himself into one of the larger heavyweights on the UFC roster.
The change was solely made to battle with Lesnar as almost everybody thought that Lesnar would retain the championship for quite an extended period of time.
The problem was that Mir or Lesnar never had the opportunity to settle the dispute once and for all and determine who is actually the better fighter.
A Lesnar return would be a perfect chance to do just that as both men would be highly ranked and coming off of losses.
The timing couldn't be better.
UFC Hall of Fame
The question of late has been if Brock Lesnar has done enough to be deserving of the UFC Hall of Fame.
The UFC Hall of Fame is home to a short list of legendary fighters which include: Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Mark Coleman, Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock, and Royce Gracie.
Is Lesnar truly is worthy of sharing a place with these dominant men and pioneers of the sport?
Lesnar could make a strong case if he were to come back and make another run at the heavyweight championship. Combined with his already well known impact of helping bring the UFC to the mainstream audience, he would make quite a convincing argument.
He probably didn't want to be remembered for his poor performance against Alistair Overeem so you would figure he has the hunger to prove his doubters wrong and reclaim some of his former status.
Another Wave of WWE Fans
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After Brock Lesnar left the UFC it took him little time to return to the business that made him a household name—the WWE.
Lesnar would be placed into the role of a heel and was scheduled to square off against John Cena at the WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view event.
Prior to the event on an episode of Monday Night Raw, Lesnar got the best of the former WWE champion with some kayfabe ground-n-pound gone wrong, splitting the lip of John Cena causing an ample amount of blood to pour out from the mouth of the WWE's biggest superstar.
Lesnar would go on and lose his match against Cena all while increasing the buy rate of the PPV slightly from the year prior.
The UFC benefited from the increase of fans that followed Lesnar from the WWE in his first tour of duty and with Lesnar making another possible return from the WWE he could bring additional fans with him yet again.
Dana White might even be willing to work out a deal with Lesnar to allow him to possibly compete in both the UFC and WWE simultaneously.
Lesnar had over 600,000 buy rates in every pay-per-view he was a part of during his tenure with the UFC and they would surely welcome that kind of statistic back with open arms.
Lesnar being a part of both the WWE and the UFC would probably be a benefit to both companies.
He Is Physically Ready to Return
Lesnar wouldn't return to the UFC unless he felt that his body was capable of taking the punishment of not only the in-ring competition but the grueling training that is associated with being a mixed martial artist.
Lesnar had multiple surgeries for diverticulitis which hindered his ability inside of the Octagon to where he never appeared to be the unstoppable force that fans were accustomed to watching prior to his medical problems.
If Lesnar wants to return and is fully ready for the task at hand I'm sure that Dana White will do everything in his power to make his wish come true.
If Lesnar could return as the unstoppable takedown machine that seemed to have a fantastic supply of endurance, the UFC heavyweights would have another serious contender to deal with.
Brock will be turning the age of 35 on June 12th so the clock is already against him but it is not out of the question that he can make a serious impact in the UFC once again and possibly reclaim the UFC heavyweight championship.