It has been nearly three years since Brock Lesnar last fought in the UFC, but every time his name is mentioned the rumor mill goes into overdrive. It’s understandable; Lesnar was the biggest draw in UFC history and one of the most polarizing figures of all-time.

On Monday’s “UFC: The Time Is Now” press event UFC President Dana White added a lot of fuel to the Lesnar fire when he said that he has been told Lesnar wants to fight again.

With Lesnar’s WWE contract expiring in April of 2015, there is a very real possibility that we will see him in the Octagon again before the end of 2015.

It’s no secret that UFC viewership is down and with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez injured once again, the heavyweight division needs a spark. Getting Lesnar back into the mix would not only help the heavyweight division, it would boost the UFC’s numbers substantially.

While there will be many hardcore fans who despise the idea of seeing Lesnar fighting in the Octagon again, every one of them will tune in to watch him fight. That’s what makes Lesnar such an important asset for the UFC right now; even if fans hate the guy they will pay to watch him fight in hopes to see him lose.

Win, lose or draw, Lesnar is exactly the shot of adrenalin the UFC needs right now. With 45 events on the schedule for next year, the UFC needs all the stars they can find to give fans the types of fight cards they have grown to miss.

Love him or hate him, Lesnar is a competitor and he wasn’t pleased with how his UFC run ended. That competitor in him is what will drive him back to the UFC, and the UFC will welcome him with open arms and a huge contract.

Mark my words — Lesnar will be fighting in the UFC by the end of 2015.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.