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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been in talks with Dana White, the president of the promotion, over a possible return to the promotion in a few months’ time.
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, White had confirmed its reporter that there have been talks between the two parties but White also mentioned that he will not announce anything until everything has been formalized.
The situation involving the former World Wrestling Entertainment or the WWE Championship holder is extremely murky after it was reported that he had been talking about a return to the UFC and would be present during UFC 168. However, he was nowhere to be found inside the arena during the show, nor afterwards.
The next day, Brock Lesnar made an appearance at a talk show where he stated that talks of his return to the UFC Octagon were generated not for the benefit of Dana White and Co. but for the professional wrestling promotion.
Although Lesnar is contractually bound to the WWE till 2015, it is being rumored that the promotion would consider waiving his no-compete clause in the contract to allow him to compete for other promotions such as the UFC.
But there have also been reports that the former IWGP World Heavyweight Championship titlist is using this situation to simply gain leverage with both the WWE and the UFC so that he holds the bargaining chip in future contract negotiations.
No matter what, however, Brock Lesnar is still a fighter with a championship holding pedigree having earned wins over Shane Carwin, Randy Couture as well as Frank Mir before illness took its toll on him but if he does comeback, it will no doubt, be an immense coup for Dana White and the UFC as well.
Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC’s Featherweight fighter Cub Swanson is currently on the treatment table, nursing his surgically repaired elbow but even from there, he is still on the roll.
Having earned five back to back victories, all impressive ones and that too, against top fighters in the division in the form of Charles Oliveira, Dennis Siver, George Roop, Dustin Poirier and Ross Pearson, he finds himself as one of the top challengers for the UFC Featherweight Championship and might as well have been staring down at Jose Aldo, the UFC Featherweight champion in a title bout had he not injured himself.
And according to Swanson, much of that success was down to the confidence that was instilled in him by his training partner and friend, the reigning UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones as well as their coach Greg Jackson. And with his injury rehabilitation going according to plan, Swanson is planning to return to the division as soon as possible and get his hands on the best fights in a stacked 145 lbs division.
In a recent interview with Chael Sonnen, he spoke about the future plans in the division and he frankly stated that he has no idea what will happen. He went on to mention that frankly, he just wants to take on the best guys in the promotion.
He also spoke about his desire to be the UFC Featherweight champion but he admitted that he doesn’t plan to sit and wait around for it like Ricardo Lamas and wait his turn. Swanson mentioned that he cannot sit idle, mentioning that he just turned 30 years old and he is in the best form of his life and he just wants to get inside the UFC Octagon and have a good fight and see where it leads.