Courtesy of MMAFighting.com, here's video from last night (Sat., May 26, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada, shortly after UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Mir" (full results here) of UFC President Dana White talking about Brock Lesnar being at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and what the current situation is with the former heavyweight champion.
Right out of the gate it should be established that no one knows anything concrete and every bit of information currently available is speculation. Even White admits in the video that Lesnar never expressly told him he wants to make a comeback, just that he wanted to show up at the fights and he wanted to talk to White and Lorenzo Fertitta.
That could mean he wanted publicity for WWE, or it could mean he just wanted to watch the fights live and say hello, or it could mean he's gone into business for himself and is playing the two sides against each other, or it could mean he's hoping to do both at the same time, or it could mean absolutely nothing at all.
That's the important thing to remember here.
White looks absolutely giddy throughout the entire video, and surprisingly, he seems relatively open to Lesnar fighting in the UFC while wrestling with WWE. This choice quote at the end stuck out to me:
"I don't know. We gotta talk and see what's going on. He went back to the WWE, it's no secret. I think people get it, there's nothing fake going on here. It's real. I don't know. We'll see."
That makes it sound an awful lot like White is softening his stance on staying as far away from pro wrestling as possible. The perception of WWE is something he always wanted to avoid for UFC but money talks, folks, and Brock Lesnar brings in a hell of a lot of it.
For what it's worth, WWE has yet to acknowledge that Lesnar was at UFC 146 and they haven't said a word about any of this, through Twitter, its website, or otherwise.
As always, stay tuned for more on this developing story. If nothing else, Raw should be interesting tomorrow night.