The professional wrestler and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is free agent again.
The 43-year-old Lesnar, a former NCAA wrestling champion at the University of Minnesota, has been a combat sports superstar in both the real and entertainment versions.
In recent years, he was one of the main stars of the World Wrestling Entertainment. But pro wrestling site PWInsider.com reported Monday and numerous sites confirmed Lesnar’s WWE contract has ended and he’s now a free agent.
Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) won the UFC heavyweight belt in just his fourth pro fight when he finished Randy Couture in the second round at UFC 91.
Brock Lesnar is a free agent at the moment after his WWE deal expired in the midst of contract talks. https://t.co/P0jfdMA6vW
— Pro Wrestling Sheet (@WrestlingSheet) August 31, 2020
He headlined several of the biggest drawing events in UFC history during his main run. But he’s only made one octagon appearance since 2011, a win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 which was later overturned due to a failed test for banned substances.
It’s like Lesnar has one last good contract left in him, and he has a history as an expert player on playing different sides against one another to get the best possible deal.
As recently as 2018, Lesnar got in the cage with Daniel Cormier to tease a title fight which did not come to fruition, before re-signing with WWE.