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Dana White reveals, the UFC was 'not very close at all' to signing Brock Lesnar again

For weeks, we believed a Brock Lesnar UFC comeback was closer than ever. But obviously, it never was.

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Brock Lesnar will most likely never step foot into the Octagon again. Last month, the polarizing former UFC heavyweight champion re-signed with WWE, the world's leading pro-wrestling organization. For weeks, fans and experts believed in his potential return to the Superbowl of mixed martial arts, but UFC president Dana White revealed that his promotion was never even close to re-signing Lesnar.

"Not very close at all," White told radio host Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan on Thursday. "We'd known that Brock was probably going to take a pass and go back to wrestling, which was the right move."

Brock Lesnar is without a doubt the most popular and most successful professional wrestler that has ever made the transition to mixed martial arts. He made his UFC debut in 2008 after only one pro fight, and captured the heavyweight title from Hall of Famer Randy Couture only nine months and three fights later.

In 2011, after two losses in a row against Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem, and a hard-fought battle with Diverticulitis, Lesnar hung up his gloves and went back to WWE. In April of this year, his WWE contract expired and he had the last chance to return to fighting but decided not to. A decision that the UFC president seems to be in peace with, even if Lesnar was the biggest draw he ever had.

"You know, Brock came in here, he did incredible things and he got a great deal from Vince (McMahon). He's 38 years old, man. It makes all the sense in the world."

(Transcription via MMA Fighting)

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