Over the last few months, Brock Lesnar has repeatedly been linked with a return to the Octagon.
In July, it was alleged that Lesnar had met with the UFC brass to discuss a winter return to the promotion.
That notion was quickly denied by White, who insisted that he’s had no contact with the former ruler of the UFC’s heavyweight division.
Despite White’s comments, rumors of Lesnar returning to the promotion refuse to go away.
According to White, Lesnar’s current contract with the WWE is preventing him from returning to the UFC.
“Well Lesnar was still under contract with WWE until next August,” White said during an appearance on The Dan Le Batard Show.
“Who knows what would have happened. I don’t count my chickens anymore, I can tell you that.”
White then went on to reveal that Lesnar’s pair of failed drug tests before and after his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt have made the WWE wary of allowing him to fight whilst he’s still under contract with them.
“They didn’t want to do that again,” the UFC chief continued.
“You saw what happened the last time he was under contract [and fought]. It doesn’t look good for anybody.”
Lesnar’s last outing in the cage took place in July 2016 UFC 200 and saw him defeat Hunt via unanimous decision. However, the victory was overturned to a no contest following the discovery of his failed drug tests.