Former UFC champion Brock Lesnar’s path back to Mixed Martial Arts redemption is likely to begin at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.
Monday afternoon’s (NZT) event will see Lesnar take on Roman Reigns in what most punters are predicting will be his final appearance for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
The 40-year-old’s contract with WWE expires on Tuesday (NZT) and all signs point to the former NFL player jumping back to the Octagon.
Recent comments from UFC president Dana White certainly indicate that, with the Las Vegas resident claiming Lesnar will fight for the UFC next year.
The current WWE Universal champion still has up to six months to serve on a suspension that hangs over his head, after failing pre and post fight drugs tests following his UFC 200 win over Kiwi Mark Hunt in July 2017.
The sooner Lesnar enters back into USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) testing pool, the quicker he will be cleared.
His opponent at WrestleMania 34 is also of the belief this is the last time WWE fans will get a glimpse of Lesnar.
Roman Reigns told Fox Sports Australia that he thinks Lesnar has unfinished business in the combat sports world.
"I wouldn’t be surprised (if he left). Reigns said.
"Going off of his last (UFC) fight, the result with everything that happened with that.
"I wouldn't see why he wouldn’t want to redeem himself and come back and make things right.”
"I try to look at everything from multiple perspectives as every human should and I think a good business man is always going to try and create some kind of leverage for himself (and) when the time is right and Brock does that,” Reigns said.
Reigns, who is a first cousin to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, has been very critical of Lesnar's part time status with WWE over the last three-years.
Lesnar, up until the end of 2017, was the highest paid performer in the company despite working the least amount of dates of any of the active roster, clocking up just over US$2 million.
Reigns said despite his frustrations over Lesnar's lack of commitment to his work, he has earned the right to pretty much do whatever he wants.
"That's been the story. Brock does, commits and shows up when he wants to, so I wouldn't doubt it.
"I dealt with this three years ago at WrestleMania 31. He was juggling it and then like a week before, he signed with the WWE again.
"For someone whose made a lot of sacrifices and put his body through so much, to be able to have that confidence and work ethic to be able to go out and separate yourself and becoming your own product and push himself into the UFC and make a name for himself, a guy like that deserves to do what he wants."
WrestleMainia 34 will stream live on WWE Network and is being broadcast on Sky Arena.