New details emerge about Brock Lesnar's free agency.
When news broke on August 31, 2020, that Brock Lesnar’s WWE contract had expired and Lesnar was now a free agent, Lesnar immediately became the hot commodity across all of combat sports.
In the MMA world, Dana White proclaimed himself to be "seriously interested" in a potential fight between Jon Jones and Lesnar, and betting odds were released for potential fights involving Lesnar in the octagon.
Meanwhile, in the wrestling world, AEW president Tony Khan declined to comment on negotiations with Lesnar in a media conference called before Saturday’s All Out pay-per-view but praised Lesnar as an underrated work. AEW star Chris Jericho, who has had run-ins with Lesnar in the past, said that he doesn't feel the investment would be worth it when discussing Lesnar potentially joining him in the upstart wrestling promotion.
According to a report by Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the internal feeling at WWE is that it would make no sense to sign Brock Lesnar to a new deal at this moment, as it would only be an attempt to keep him away from AEW and the belief is that Lesnar's value to AEW would be nowhere near his price tag and a deal with Lesnar makes no sense for such a new company.
A WWE source told Fightful that Lesnar's contract expiring is not a new occurrence and happens every year, but this year, it's taking longer to reach a new agreement. This report was seen first on Fightful Select.
Brock Lesnar's merchandise has disappeared from WWE Shop, as he is now a free agent. However, those close to Brock, as well as WWE don't seem that concerned about it. According to a WWE source, they said that "This happens every year. This year, a little longer than usual. But nothing new."
In regards to a potential UFC return, Lesnar still owed a hefty fine, would have to get back in the USADA pool and be tested a minimum of six months.
Fightful will continue to monitor the situation with Lesnar and report any and all updates.
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