It looks like UFC Undisputed 3 isn’t the only video game Brock Lesnar will be appearing in in the coming year. TMZ is reporting that Lesnar has signed a deal with the WWE to be in their new game as well and Dana White rubber stamped it.
After SEVEN YEARS apart, UFC pain machine Brock Lesnar is getting back into business with the company that put him on the map — WWE — in a deal that will make him the “featured star” in a brand new video game.
Multiple sources confirm …the people developing “WWE: 12” approached Brock back in January and asked for permission to use his name and likeness in the game and the advertising campaign.
We’re told Brock loved the idea — but wouldn’t sign off unless his current boss, UFC honcho Dana White, gave his blessing. Fortunately, it worked out.
TMZ spoke with White, who told us, “I love WWE and I have nothing but love for Vince McMahon — I’m totally OK with Brock being in the game.”
Dana White and the UFC are usually very aggressive in protecting their rights and assets, but in this instance, I’m sure they’re hoping that putting Brock in the game will attract even more WWE fans over to the UFC than he already has.
Update: ESPN spoke to Brock Lesnar about the WWE and the new video game. Biggest takeaway: Brock isn’t ruling out a return to the WWE down the road.
I think I will. I think under the right circumstances I will. I think if Vince McMahon and I were able to sit down at the same dinner table and break some bread that we could come up with some kind of gameplan. At the end of the day, I’m an ultimate fighter. That’s who I am and that’s who I’ll always be. I was an entertainer but at the end of the day, I’m still as real as it gets. I think a lot of things have to fall in the right places for something like that to happen.