Brock Lesnar To Make Shock UFC Return In November?

Is this a SummerSlam spoiler?

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Speculation that Brock Lesnar could return to the Octagon later this year has intensified after the WWE Universal Champion was reported to have met with UFC officials (via Lords of Pain).

Twitter account @TalkMMA has claimed that the 40-year-old has held discussions at UFC HQ, alongside close associate Paul Heyman, who plays his on-screen advocate in professional wrestling.

And whilst neither party has yet commented on the rumours, it is suggested that the Beast Incarnate could be penciled in for a spot on the promotion's November show from Madison Square Garden.

This would presumably mean Lesnar, who won the Universal title with a victory over Goldberg at WrestleMania 33, losing his championship match at next month's Summerslam, where he is expected to fight Roman Reigns.

The WWE star's last MMA outing came last July against Mark Hunt, a victory that was later overturned when he allegedly failed a drugs test.

Lesnar was subsequently suspended from competition for a period of one year, although the ban expires this month, leaving open the possibility of a return to the Octagon.

The former UFC Heavyweight Champion has a record of 5 wins from 9 MMA fights.