Re-signing Brock Lesnar isn't going to be as easy as expected for UFC with rival, Bellator MMA, revealing they're looking to be in the mix for the former UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Lesnar is supposedly looking to move back to MMA, once his deal with the WWE runs out next year and Bellator want in on 'The Beast Incarnate'.
With Viacom as their parent company, Bellator have deep pockets at their disposal if needs be to rival the UFC, and for Lesnar it's nothing but good news.
Bellator stepping up at the right time?
Bellator President Scott Coker told MMAFighting.com earlier this week that "There hasn't been any serious dialogue. But when the time comes to have serious dialogue, we'll be right there."
"There's not going to be a fighter on the planet we can't afford and have access to," Coker said.
It's a big statement from the company, who are reportedly set to speak to former Strikeforce champion, Fedor Emeliaenenko as well, in order discuss any potential return for the Russian great.
If they were to get Lesnar signed to a deal as well, it's going to offer up a potential dream match that fans have been clamoring to see for years.
Although both are no longer on top of their games, it's still something fans want to see for the sake of it and with the amount of money that Bellator could throw at them both, it could provide a windfall.
How long until Lesnar leaves WWE?
With every passing day it seems more and more likely that Lesnar is set to walk away from the WWE once again - although this time it's a lot more of a mutual understanding.
The current WWE champion has been enjoying earning up to a reported $5 million on a part-time basis, but it's been reported that the company can't keep up with that demand and aren't getting a big return on investment either.
Still, he's reported to be contracted through until at least after WrestleMania 31 on March 29th, but that's expected to be his latest appearance in the WWE - which may have only helped his value in MMA.
"I think that he's a big needle mover," Coker said. "There have been several years that have passed and I think that he still has the WWE limelight."
Does Lesnar take the big money and potential dream match with Fedor? Or does he head to the UFC and work his way back up through the division to which he once stood atop and face Cain Velasquez?
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