During today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer opened the mailbag and answered fan mail. One fan wrote in and asked why WWE won’t allow Brock Lesnar to work in the UFC while under a WWE contract.
“They won’t let him do it again and that’s why he’s leaving,” Meltzer said.
When asked a follow-up question, Metzler would go on the further explain why he felt the WWE won’t allow Lesnar to fight for the UFC and also have a contract with WWE.
“Failed drug test is probably why. It’s a big risk for them. I was really surprised they (WWE) let him fight Mark Hunt. He had to kind of talk them into that. I think that they thought that he would beat Mark Hunt, which is surprising to a degree just because… well he did win. I thought that fight was far from a given that he (Lesnar) would win.”
Meltzer went on to explain that a potential fight with Jon Jones is one reason, Lesnar wants to go back to the UFC. There is a chance Lesnar is leveraging WWE for more money and really has no plans of going back unless there is a big money match in it for him.
“The big fight with Jon Jones is probably one he (Lesnar) won’t win but there is so much money to be made and I think he wants to do the fight. I don’t think UFC is that comfortable having to work through WWE to get somebody that they don’t have under contract. I mean they did because it was UFC 200 and it was a special show but I think they would rather not do that. I think that he would rather not want to go and get Vince McMahon’s approval on everything he does. So it just makes sense. If the right fight is there, then the money is there for him to leave. If it’s not, it’s different. The flip side is this may all be a bluff anyways and he’s just doing it to leverage and to get a much better deal from Vince.”
Brock Lesnar is scheduled to face Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 34 for the WWE Universal Title.