UFC And Bellator Signal Interest In Free Agent Brock Lesnar

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According to recent reports Brock Lesnar is now a free agent after negotiations with the WWE over a new deal stalled, leading to his merchandise being withdrawn from their website.

Understandably that’s sparked the interest of MMA’s leading promotions, with both the UFC and Bellator having since signaled their interest in signing the 43-year-old superstar.

Jon Jones, who recently vacated the light-heavyweight title with the intention to move up to heavyweight, started the ball rolling a few days ago when he called out Lesnar to fight him, and now Dana White has thrown his weight behind the idea.

In a new interview with TMZ Sports, White said he would be willing to book Jones vs. Lesnar, but only if both parties were “seriously interested” in going through with it.

Meanwhile, Bellator boss Scott Coker also threw his hat into the ring and envisaged a long-awaited clash of legends if Lesnar did join them.

“Yes, if he’s truly available,” Coker confirmed to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani when asked if he was interested in signing Lesnar. “Fedor vs. Brock is interesting. It’s the fight that never happened!”

Given that it’s a fight that Dana White infamously tried to put together and couldn’t many years ago, together with the fact that like Lesnar, Fedor is 43-years-old, that could potentially make it a more appealing proposition for the ex-UFC and WWE champion after a long layoff from the sport.

However, at this stage there’s no indication of whether Lesnar actually has any desire to step into the cage again.

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