With Brock Lesnar reportedly unsigned from WWE at this time, there's a sliver of a chance that the 43-year-old former UFC Heavyweight champion could field an offer from either UFC or Bellator MMA that's just too good to pass up.
On the eve of this weekend's Bellator 246 in Connecticut, organization President Scott Coker spoke with MMA Junkie about the possibility of Lesnar fighting for him. Coker admitted that he's already sent out feelers in regards to Lesnar's official contractual status.
“The situation with Brock Lesnar is I don’t even know if he’s a free agent,” Coker said. “I don’t even know if he wants to fight. I don’t know what his situation is. I reached out and talked to them and said, ‘Hey, if Brock wants to fight Fedor, we have the guy who could be the fight that never happened.’ We’ll see if that happens. We’ll see if that’s something he’s serious about. Only Brock knows.”
The theoretical fight in question refers to Lesnar possibly facing the legendary Fedor Emelianenko, a similarly-aged heavyweight that negotiated with UFC a decade ago (around the time Lesnar was champion), but the deal never got done, and the two never crossed paths.
Lesnar left MMA at the end of 2011. He competed in what turned out to be a one-off fight at UFC 200 in July 2016, taking on Mark Hunt.
Emelianenko, meanwhile, has fought five times for Bellator since mid-2017.