Brock Lesnar’s return in the Octagon for UFC 200 was an extremely successful one. The former heavyweight champion avenged his loss to diverticulitis and also defeated a top 10 UFC contender, Mark Hunt.
Following his massive win over Hunt last month, speculation was rampant that Lesnar would return to MMA full time. However, that’s not entirely the case anymore. Lesnar stepped back into the WWE and headlined WWE SummerSlam over the weekend.
Ahead of SummerSlam, Lesnar discussed his MMA future with TMZ. According to the WWE superstar, he has a few challenges to overcome first such as his hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NAC) on August 23rd. For those unaware, Lesnar failed an out-of-competition drug test performed by USADA on June 28 as well as an in-competition test taken at UFC 200.
I’ve got a few challenges to overcome before I can get there. I don’t know. For right now, I’m gonna focus on my WWE career. I wanted to step back into the octagon and avenge my loss against diverticulitis. Sunday I’m facing Randy Orton at Summerslam and that’s really all that’s on my mind.
His hearing will most likely determine how long he will be suspended from the sport. But Lesnar reassures his MMA fans that his time with UFC is far from over — and it’s possible he could step in the Octagon once again.
To my fans that watch me in the octagon, I thank them for their support. This has been a bumpy road. I’m gonna get through this alright. And there will be a day, maybe, that they’ll see me back in the octagon.