Brock Lesnar Returning To The UFC? Sign Me Up, Says Shane Carwin

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With the UFC holding a special press conference at 6 PM Eastern today to showcase a big announcement, speculation is running wild as to just what it may be.

Some believe that the hype will be centered on former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar, who famously left the Octagon in late 2011 after losing a one-sided match against Alistair Overeem at UFC 141. Lesnar had his MMA career significantly affected by a long bout with diverticulitis, but has since returned to the WWE, albeit in a limited capacity.

However, a Lesnar return to the UFC hasn’t been ruled out just yet.

Speaking at the UFC 168 pre-fight press conference, Dana White smirked when he was asked about Lesnar coming back, adding that he simply “didn’t know” with a smile.

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If that is indeed the case, there’s already a man who’s been awaiting another shot at Lesnar. Retired former interim UFC heavyweight champion Shane “The Engineer” Carwin took to twitter to voice his excitement at today’s announcement:

He also quickly stepped forth to volunteer his services, saying that he’s itching to get back in the cage:

Carwin famously lost a rousing title unification bout with Lesnar at UFC 116, thoroughly dominating the first round with his striking before his body seized up and opened the door for a second round Lesnar arm triangle choke.

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It was an exciting fight, and Carwin knows what he did wrong. He’d love another shot at former NCAA heavyweight wrestling champ Lesnar. It’s debatable as to whether or not both of the hulking behemoths are truly in UFC-level fighting shape.

Carwin went through a litany of back and neck injuries that forced him into retirement too early, and there’s been no word if he’s fully recovered or not. For his part, Lesnar appeared disinterested in fighting the best after Overeem throttled him.

Still, if given the time to get back into shape, a second bout between these two old foes could be a huge draw. After all, Lesnar spearheaded many of the top grossing UFC pay-per-views of all time. If the announcement does indeed involve Lesnar’s return, is this a fight you are still interested in seeing?