WWE's woes leaves UFC door open for Brock Lesnar

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Brock Lesnar could look to jump ship back to the UFC from WWE, as both companies are suffering with PPV woes, according to insiders.

As reported on BloodyElbow.com, despite a $5 million a year deal with the WWE at the moment, a move back to the UFC makes sense for Lesnar and both companies.

The WWE's launch of their own network has seen their PPV sales dwindle, and they're set for losses of $40 million this year, while the UFC has struggled with main event injuries.

That's where Lesnar comes in.

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Lesnar was one of the UFC's megastars alongside Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre and when he arrived he bought a boom period with him.

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Ever since then, their PPV buys have been dwindling down with no-one set to replace those three and their champions like Cain Velasquez, Jon Jones, Johny Hendricks, Chris Weidman and Anthony Pettis have all had long-term injuries.

Despite being 38 years old, and likely to be 39 by the time he's ready for another fight, Lesnar, he wouldn't be out of place in the heavyweight division.

Mark Hunt, also 38, and Fabricio Werdum, 40, are set to clash for the Interim Heavyweight title, so age doesn't seem to be a factor.

Whether or not he could still fight though is another question.

Did he ever fully recover?

The angle that UFC President, Dana White and Lesnar have used to explain the losses he suffered in his last two fights was that he never recovered from diverticulitis, which ravaged his career.

It's the very same thing that manager, Paul Heyman used during an angle with John Cena as to why he was able to win. Lesnar is supposedly now back to 100% but he's not on the UFC training regime.

There's no inclination whether any weight cut or intensive training/diet could spring the illness back to life in his body but it has to be a concern.

The UFC won't likely care even if they can just get one fight out of Lesnar. His return would create a huge buzz and sell plenty of tickets and views - just as long as he makes it to the event.

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