Brock Lesnar ‘using UFC and Bellator to leverage a better deal for himself’ with WWE amid talk of dream Jon Jones fight

BROCK LESNAR is “using MMA organisations” to leverage himself a better deal elsewhere.

That is the verdict of former UFC star and current analyst Chael Sonnen, who thinks The Beast is most likely to return to WWE.

Lesnar, 43, is now a free agent after he and Vince McMahon failed to agree a new deal.

He has not competed in the ring since losing the WWE Title to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36 in April.

Since it emerged his contract had expired, Lesnar has been linked with a stunning comeback inside the cage and a fight with Jon Jones.

Both UFC's Dana White and Bellator's Scott Coker have expressed their willingness to sign him.

And Coker even claimed he has spoken to Lesnar's management about signing with the organisation.

But Sonnen thinks Coker is being used – but insists he will not be made to look stupid.

He told Sky Sports: “Will Coker see an advantage to getting his own brand and his own name out there?

“Nobody is making a fool out of Scott Coker, I can tell you that.

“So Coker will allow himself to be used as much as he wants to be used.”

He continued: “Brock Lesnar is using us, MMA fans and pundits, as nothing more than leverage for him to go and get a better deal. It's very fair game by Brock Lesnar.

“[He's using] a couple of tricks. When they work, you go back to the well and that's what we're seeing.

“Quite frankly, I've got no problem with it. I really don't. It's annoying, but I want to see Brock.

“I actually come from the point of positivity, I'd really like to see Brock, but I'm not falling for it.

“That's why I sound like I have a chip on my shoulder, because I'm not getting my way.”

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