WWE-Lesnar contract negotiations stall

February 26, 2015

Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting reports that Brock Lesnar and the WWE have stalled in negotiations on a new contract.  The former UFC heavyweight champ could be heading back to MMA with either Bellator or the UFC.

Lesnar was advertised to appear on this week’s WWE Raw on Monday but never appeared despite being at the arena.  Meltzer’s sources indicated that the no-show was due to an impasse on a new contract.  It was described as “resolvable, but not yet resolved.”

Lesnar has 4 appearances left with the WWE before his contract expires.  The WWE would like to extend his contract prior to it ending at this year’s Wrestlemania in March.

Despite being 38 years old, Lesnar would be welcomed back to MMA by the UFC or Bellator.

Payout Perspective:

It’s interesting that despite his previous injuries and age, Lesnar would command a bidding war.  One would think that based on the contract impasse with the WWE, that Lensar has some leverage as the UFC and perhaps Bellator would be interested in signing the former UFC heavyweight champion.  Despite his short stint with the UFC, Lesnar was a major PPV draw and despite his layoff, his return would likely be a big event.  One would think that the UFC would be willing to spend the money on Lesnar as it is in need of PPV needle-movers.  Also, Bellator might be a destination under the new Scott Coker regime.

3 Responses to “WWE-Lesnar contract negotiations stall”

  1. mmaguru on February 26th, 2015 10:34 AM

    Maybe one of my 2015 predictions will come true. Fedor versus Lesnar in either Bellator or the UFC. One fight contract :).

    Odds are against such a thing happening, but money does talk quite loudly.

  2. Jason Cruz on February 26th, 2015 12:17 PM

    @MMAGuru

    In a year where we finally get Manny-Floyd, might as well get Fedor-Brock.

    Better late than never..

  3. Logical on February 26th, 2015 8:00 PM

    Fedor vs. Brock still has quite a lot of appeal, it would be amazing that is for sure.

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