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Dana White: Brock Lesnar is coming back to the UFC

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One of the UFC’s biggest box office draws could be headed back to the Octagon.

During an appearance on UFC Tonight on Wednesday, host Daniel Cormier asked Dana White if former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is coming back to the UFC and White gave a clear indication that it will happen.

“Yeah, Brock Lesnar’s coming back,” White said. “I don’t know when, but yes he is.”

Lesnar has not competed since UFC 200 on July 9, 2016, where he fought Mark Hunt in the evening’s co-main event. Originally a unanimous decision win for Lesnar, the result was changed to a no-contest when he failed a pair of drug tests following the bout. He was subsequently fined $250,000 and suspended for one year by the NSAC, and he later announced his retirement in February 2017.

There will be several hurdles facing the 40-year-old Lesnar should he make his comeback official. His suspension was frozen when he made the decision to retire and he could also face extra drug testing scrutiny from the USADA given his status as a fighter returning from a retirement and his past test failures.

Lesnar is currently employed by the WWE, but he is expected to leave the promotion after an appearance at WrestleMania 34 this Sunday.

Watch White’s full UFC Tonight interview below:

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