Last night after UFC 232, UFC President Dana White provided an update on the future of Brock Lesnar in the Battlefield Championships. Earlier this year, Lesnar met with Daniel Cormier at UFC 226, and many thought that this would be his return fight, but he still needed to go through the necessary period of repeated participation in USADA testing, which should end in early 2019.
Because of the victory of John Jones over Alexander Gustafsson last night, this also opens up an opportunity for Jones to fight Cormier for the third time instead of Brock. Much will depend on whether Cormier decides to stick to his retirement date in March, because if he does, then most likely there will be a debate between Jones and Lesnar over who will get the fight.
White also stated that if Cormier decides to fight three more times, which in his opinion is entirely possible, then John Chons, Brock Lesnar and Stipe Myocyk make sense for the champion.
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If Brock Lesnar is not in the title:
"No, he is not. He is not behind the scenes.
If the UFC can sign it:
"Absolutely. I think he has already signed a contract with me.
For his future:
“We talked about this, and then he signed a new contract with WWE. What I think is that he is in a very unique position, because he can play it between the UFC and WWE. They get to the wire, and I think Vince throws so much money at him that he says, “OK, I'll do it again.” Because it is here, no matter what. When he is ready, he can come here and fight, and he will also earn a lot of money here. So it makes sense. I guess this is happening.