UFC President Dana White has refuted claims that Brock
Lesnar didnt return to the UFC because of the new pay-per-
view model with ESPN and his percentage cut from PPV
Speaking to ESPN, as reported by MMAFighting.com, White
said, Brock Lesnar got a better deal is basically what
happened for Brock.
In a battle to secure the services of Brock Lesnar, WWE
Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon did everything to keep the
former WWE and Universal champion employed by WWE.
Ultimately, Brock saw a better deal with WWE rather than UFC
and decided to stay put.
Rumors were running rampant that Brocks last match was
going to be at WrestleMania 35. In fact, he dropped the
title to Seth Rollins and Paul Heyman said on the broadcast
before the match started that they were going to pack their
bags and move to Las Vegas where Brock is ultimately
But Lesnar, who had a fight against UFC Heavyweight champion
Daniel Cormier set, preferred to work for Vince McMahon
instead. Brock is the highest-paid worker in WWE and the one
who has the less dates on his deal.
He is retired from MMA which means USADA can no longer go
knocking on his door for random drug tests. Lesnar was
tested twice in 2019 by USADA and seven times in 2018 in a
span of six months. He passed all tests required.
If Lesnar decides to put on his fighting gloves again, he
will have to re-enter the USADA drug testing pool as
required by the UFC and will have to undergo drug testing
for several months before he can step foot back in the