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Dana White On Brock Lesnar, The Rock’s Touching Gift To His Mother

– Last night, UFC held their final show of the year with UFC 232. After the card, UFC President Dana White addressed the media and like always the topic of Brock Lesnar popped up. This all stems from countless reports that Lesnar is working towards a UFC return in the early part of 2019 against Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.

There have been some interesting moves on Lesnar’s part lately, as he keeps re-signing with WWE at the last minute. Still, White believes Lesnar will fight for the UFC and it will be for the title.

“[Lesnar] in a very unique position because he can play this thing between UFC and WWE,” said White. “They get right down to the wire, and I think Vince [McMahon) throws so much money at him that he goes ‘alright, I’ll do it again.’ When he’s ready, he can come in here and fight. He’s gonna make a s—load of money here too. So it makes sense. I assume that’s what’s going on.”

Lesnar is currently still serving a suspension for failed drug tests dating to UFC 200, but that ends in the next few weeks. So technically, Lesnar could be back inside the Octagon before January ends.

As for Lesnar and WWE, we know he will defend the Universal Championship against Braun Strowman at the Royal Rumble. There is no word on when Lesnar’s current contract ends, but he likes to wait until the final week to re-sign for a better deal.

Here’s the complete UFC 232 post-fight press conference from White.

– The Rock is one of the highest and most in-demand Hollywood names, but that does not mean he forgets about his family. For Christmas, The Rock gave his mother, Ata, the ability to purchase a home anywhere in the world and he will pay for it.

In and outside of the ring, The Rock continues to be an awesome person and son. Here’s the touching video of Ata learning about the gift.

 

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This one felt good. Surprise! Bought my mom a new home for Christmas. All our lives growing up we lived in little apartments all across the country. Lived like gypsies on the road from one state to another. The first home my parents ever lived in was the one I bought for them in 1999. They divorced about 5yrs later and as with life, stuff happens and things got a little complicated. Since then I always made sure my mom and dad have everything they’ll ever need – houses, cars etc. But the house this time is a special one and the timing is very meaningful. I told her to treat this card like it’s “Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket” because she gets to choose any home she wants – anywhere she wants. I always say, if you got a good mama, then you gotta pretty good shot at becoming a decent human being. And somehow, somewhere along the line I became one lucky SOB to be able to make stuff like this happen. Merry Christmas Ma and WOOOHOOO enjoy your new home. Dwanta ??

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