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Former UFC Heavyweight champion and current WWE superstar Brock Lesnar made an unusual appearance at tonight's UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The notoriously reclusive Lesnar is not someone often seen in the crowd at a UFC event. In the past his appearances in the crowd usually indicated he was negotiating with the promotion.
UFC president Dana White certainly wasn't denying that was a possibility. At the post-fight press conference, White pointedly refused to deny that Lesnar's return was a possibility. Then he ramped up the hints that Lesnar could return but admitted he had not spoken to Lesnar.
Yahoo! reporter Kevin Iole tweeted that White told him as much:
@KevinI: Dana asked if anything more to Lesnar being here, he said yes. Possibly may come back
Lesnar last fought for the UFC at UFC 141 last December. He retired after losing to Alistair Overeem at that event. Lesnar lost his title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. He then coached The Ultimate Fighter but had to drop out of a planned UFC 131 bout with current champ Junior dos Santos. Possibly a Lesnar title shot in the works?
Lesnar was the biggest draw in the UFC for several years preceding his retirement. A Lesnar return would be huge for the UFC.