Monday, December 5, 2022

Jim Ross: “I’ve Been Told That Brock Lesnar Has The Itch To Get Back In The Octagon”

During the latest edition of Jim Ross’ weekly “Ross Report” podcast, the WWE Hall Of Fame announcer shed some interesting light on the rumors that Brock Lesnar may possibly be headed back to the UFC.

Ross spoke about Lesnar’s current contract with WWE winding down, and how the pro wrestling promotion may handle the end of his deal with the company.

“Between you and me, I just can’t see WWE re-signing Brock [Lesnar] under the current contractual stipulations [that he has with WWE right now],” said J.R. “And if that’s the case, then why would Brock headline WrestleMania 31? Especially if word gets out — and it will — that he’s leaving the company.”

Ross, who recently made his MMA announcing debut for BattleGrounds MMA and has teased that he may do more MMA commentary work in the future, then switched gears to focus on the rumors that Lesnar could be headed back to the Octagon.

“I don’t know what Brock wants to do [when his WWE deal expires]. He’s made a lot of money. He’s got a healthy, beautiful family. He may want to just hunt. He may want to go back to MMA, go back to UFC for a big money fight or two.”

“Good Ole’ JR” continued, “Because he could be booked in a real favorable situation there if UFC wanted to do that, and if he wanted to fight, and I have been told that he still has the itch to get back in the Octagon. Whether it’s true or not, it’s just what I’ve heard.”

J.R. wrapped up his discussion on the topic by stating that “interesting days lay ahead” when it comes to the future of Brock Lesnar.

“He’s got a great deal there in WWE, but he does need to work more dates so that WWE can maximize the potential of Brock Lesnar,” said Ross. “I would say interesting days lay ahead — it would seem anyway — for both WWE and Brock, and their pending contractual negotiations, which I would think you’d want to have finalized long before WrestleMania 31.”

Jim Ross’ “Ross Report” podcast airs every Wednesday night at

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