The WWE Universe was on its toes as they awaited to see not only if Brock Lesnar would successfully retain his Universal Championship over Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34, but if he'd also be leaving the squared circle altogether.
According to Sporting News' Steven Muehlhausen, Lesnar has signed a multi-year deal with WWE, and current plans would allow him to return to UFC and fight at the same time, as he is still under contract with the MMA promotion.
Meltzer also reported that Lesnar and WWE chairman Vince McMahon "kept the Wrestlemania 34 result secret from nearly everyone, including the top executives and the writing team". Lesnar's next appearance is scheduled for the Greatest Royal Rumble event, where he will compete against Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage Match for the Universal Title at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27.
The 40-year-old Lesnar fought in 2016 vs. Mark Hunt, scoring a win that was overturned to a no-contest due to multiple failed drug tests.
"No, that's [Lesnar returning] not one-hundred percent, I mean, he's still under contract with the UFC, but we have not signed him to a fight", White said in a press conference Friday last week. Dana White confirmed Lesnar was still under contract earlier last week; according to Muehlhausen, Lesnar would return to UFC to fight the victor of the Stipe Miocic versus Daniel Cormier fight that is taking place at UFC 226. He just has to get into the USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) pool'.