By now, you’ve probably all seen Ariel Helwani’s interview with WWE superstar The Undertaker where he stops Brock Lesnar and ask him, “You wanna do it?” as Brock exited the cage after losing to Cain Velasquez. The Undertaker wouldn’t explain what the awkward exchange was about, only saying it’s “personal,” but many have since speculated that the encounter was staged by the WWE and The Undertaker in attempts to lure Brock Lesnar back to pro wrestling, or more specifically, into a big match with The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 27.
Well, whether that’s the case or not, it’s not going to happen on Dana White’s watch.
Despite an intense standoff between Lesnar and The Undertaker at UFC 121 this weekend — in which Undie challenged Brock to a fight — UFC president Dana White tells us, “Brock Lesnar is still under contract with the UFC … he is not going to wrestle in the WWE. He cannot wrestle, box or fight anywhere else.”
I guess that’s too bad for the pro wrestling fans who need a little extra excitement in their “sports entertainment” these days, but really, I find it hard to believe anyone thought there was a real chance the UFC would let Brock Lesnar do this. Sure, it would have been an opportunity for the UFC to capture more of the WWE fanbase, but the last thing the UFC needs is Brock seriously injuring himself in a pro wrestling match. It’s not worth the risk.
Below, Steve Cofield chats with Dave Meltzer about this unexpected post-UFC 121 story that has everyone talking.