But Lesnar's one-year suspension is up, and his WWE contract is set to expire in April, meaning a reunion with the new UFC ownership and their star-focused "strategy" could be in the cards for this year.
'If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in UFC, Brock Lesnar will fight in UFC. The decision was then overturned when it transpired that Lesnar had failed a drugs test on the day of the event.
Just when Brock Lesnar's Wrestlemania 34 opponent was announced (Roman Reigns), UFC President Dana White caused a stir by posting a picture of himself and the "Beast Incarnate" standing next to each other in Las Vegas with a simple smiley emoji. Heyman also said that his client would be more than ready for the UFC if he chose to head back.
Is Brock Lesnar on the verge of returning to the UFC?
Given these developments, we just might see Lesnar competing in the octagon around the end of 2018, provided the heavyweight gets back into the USADA program.
Brock's been fun. When Brock Lesnar, you know, won the championship, it was fun.
"Anything is possible. Brock has always shown interest in coming over and fighting in the UFC".
Should the dominant wrestler wish to test himself in the most risky arena in professional sports once again, he is likely to face the victor of Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier at UFC 226. Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do'.
Clearly there is still some way to go before the WWE veteran comes out of MMA retirement for a second time but it seems the wheels could already be in motion. Were he to return to MMA thereafter, he'd first have to officially un-retire from the sport, re-enter the USADA testing pool, and serve the rest of his USADA administered suspension.