Brock Lensar is a scary dude. He’s also one of the most sought-after figures in combat sports today. Every company in the fight game, from the UFC to Bellator, from New Japan to Ring of Honor, from PBC to ABA, would sacrifice their CEO’s first born for the kind of money he brings in. When 2014 turned into 2015, one of the biggest stories was how Lesnar’s contract with the WWE was set to expire immediately after his WrestleMania 31 match with Royal Rumble winner Roman Reigns.
It’s no surprise, then, that the Beast Incarnate was fielding offers from all over the combat sports world, and the UFC’s was one of the biggest players at the bargaining table. What comes as something of a surprise is that a second run in the UFC for Lesnar was really close to happening. Like really, really, REALLY close to happening.