Dana White infamously failed to come to terms with Fedor Emelianenko for a superfight with Brock Lesnar back in 2012, but now Bellator boss Scott Coker is signalling his interest in hosting it after recent reports that the WWE star has become a free agent.
“Listen, you know, the situation with Brock Lesnar is I don’t even know if he’s a free agent,” Coker told reporters at the weekend.
“I don’t even know if he really wants to fight. I don’t know what his situation is.
“But I reached out and talked to them and said, ‘Hey, if Brock wants to fight Fedor, we have the guy.’ It could be the fight that never happened, right?
“So we’ll see what happens and we’ll see if it’s something he’s really serious about. But only Brock knows.
“But if he was available, I’m sure we could make a deal.
“I mean, I’d go right to our CEO Bob Bakish and I would talk to him about it and say, ‘This is a great opportunity.’
I would bring Stephen Espinoza and David Nevens in the mix because it would probably be a big commitment. But that’s a fight that would be a big piece of business as well.”
However, Dana White has also signalled his interest in bringing Lesnar back to the Octagon if he is indeed available and wants to fight, with Jon Jones being the most likely opponent for the former heavyweight champion – a fight that he’s said in the past that he had his eye on.