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Dana White Addresses Brock Lesnar UFC 200 Rumors

As noted, Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com is reporting Brock Lesnar is “in serious talks” to compete at UFC 200, and at the UFC 199 weigh-ins, Dana White addressed the rumor which you can watch in the video below.

White attributed what he called a misleading rumor to UFC accidentally adding Brock Lesnar to the company website as an active fighter instead of an alumni. After the internet picked up on the error, White feels the Brock Lesnar UFC 200 rumor began and speculation started that Lesnar might be competing at the big event.

“[Brock Lesnar] is under contract with the WWE…for some reason there was a story connected to UFC 200 about Brock because he was in UFC 100 and that thing popped up…Lesnar had a great run here, he retired, I think at the right time, and he had a good run. Now he’s with the WWE and when he signed that deal with WWE I felt that was the right thing to do.”

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As Mike pointed out earlier, it’s very much worth noting that the new Brock Lesnar UFC 200 rumor, reported tonight by Ariel Helwani, is completely separate from the UFC website error Dana White refers to in the video below. That error, which did lead to speculation that Lesnar might be in talks with UFC, was quickly corrected and is not what is leading to tonight’s earlier report which is claiming Lesnar is close to finalizing a UFC 200 fight deal.