Good news for fight fans… Well, potentially at least.
Brock Lesnar and the WWE appear to be butting heads over the terms of Lesnar’s new contract.
Dave Meltzer explains, via MMAFighting.com:
Sources close to the situation have said Lesnar and WWE CEO Vince McMahon reached an impasse regarding terms of a new contract, and neither would budge. The issue was described as resolvable, but not yet resolved. McMahon was attempting to sign Lesnar prior to his deal expiring, where, on the free-agent market, he could play WWE, UFC and Bellator against each other.
The company sent out a Twitter message, as well as put on its web site, and had a commercial air on the USA Network all less than 20 minutes before the live show, promoting Lesnar’s appearance. But as the show went on, there was no sign of him, and the announcers never said anything indicating he would or wouldn’t be there.
Exactly what his future status is with WWE is unknown. The night before, after his UFC Fight Night main event win, Frank Mir brought up Lesnar and talked about wanting to face him, and knowing he needed to beat Antonio Silva that night to keep that possibility alive.