Dana White comments on Lesnar’s return to WWE
Apr 3, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
In his first public comments since Brock Lesnar returned to WWE, Dana White responded to a fan on Twitter who asked if he had any comment about what happened on RAW. “Crowd went NUTS! I’m happy for him,” the UFC President wrote. After Lesnar announced his retirement from UFC, White said any deals with WWE would require his approval since technically Lesnar was still under contract to the UFC. However something changed and White said last week that Lesnar will be legally able to make any appearances he wants for the WWE and he was perfectly fine with it. Lesnar left the UFC with an MMA record of five wins and three losses, one of those wins being outside the UFC. He went on a four fight winning streak, winning the UFC title from Randy Couture on his first title shot, before losing two fights in a row and eventually retiring from the sport. Ironically enough, Alistair Overeem – the man who beat Lesnar in his final fight – said that he’s going to beat and send his ass back to the WWE, which is what pretty much happened. Lesnar was the highest paid MMA athlete based on base salary and earnings according to a story by ESPN Magazine, making $5.3 million.
(thanks to Colin Vassallo)