As if Brock Lesnar wasn't a hot enough commodity already.
During a recent press conference to promote UFC on FUEL TV 5 over in England, promotion President Dana White was asked about the "Brockness Monster" and what his contract status is/was -- there was doubt for some time on if his deal was actually up when he retired -- and whether or not he would be welcomed back to the Octagon if that's something he wanted to do.
Not surprisingly, White would take back the big money draw in a heartbeat.
"His deal with us was done and that was it," he said. "Sure, I would bring Brock back. If Brock wanted to fight in the UFC, I would do it."
Lesnar's WWE contract doesn't come up until WrestleMania 29 next year, which is scheduled for April 7, 2013. The timing of this couldn't be better for Brock either, as the SummerSlam buyrate just came in and showed that he's still a formidable draw at the box office in the pro wrestling world.
If he's used right, he can seriously move the needle.
As has been pointed out previously, WWE may have been waiting on the results of the SummerSlam buyrate to determine whether or not the powers that be will attempt to sign Lesnar to another contract. His one year deal was expensive but it's turned out to be worth it.
As for MMA, Brock was the biggest draw in UFC history, so it's only natural White would want him back. Lesnar surely knows he's back in the drivers seat as far as negotiations go on both sides. He may not project the image of a businessman but he's as successful as they come in both areas of entertainment.
Will there be a bidding war? Perhaps. We'll know next year when Lesnar decides whether to stick around in the scripted world of pulled punches or head back to the Octagon, where the action is "as real as it gets."