WWE star Brock Lesnar controls the UFC and WWE fortunes after the new contract

BROCK Lesnar now has the UFC and the WWE for the belt.

According to a report, the new short-term contract of the star fighter with WWE has been revealed and includes a UFC release clause for an intriguing return to the Octagon, reports The Sun.

The Beast was supposed to end his dominance reign with Vince McMahon's wrestling company at this week's Crown Jewel.

Instead, after signing his new contract, all bets have been canceled.

Roman Reigns was programmed to successfully defend the universal title against the 41-year-old and Braun Strowman until he delivered the shocking news last month he was fighting leukemia.

After releasing his belt, Lesnar defeated The Monster Among Men to win back the championship he lost to Reigns at SummerSlam.

Now Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer said the six-time world champion agreed to fight for at least two more matches for WWE.

The Conqueror is already scheduled to fight the WWE AJ Styles champion at the Survivor Series on November 18 at the Staples Center.

"The new deal is for multiple shows, but its period of time has been kept secret," reports Meltzer.

"But it is known that Lesnar is scheduled for April of next year for WrestleMania."

The report states that the contract, signed last week, allows Lesnar to return to UCS next year.

It gives Lesnar control of the main plots of both fight promotions. The WWE needs him for a game of the main event title at WrestleMania 35, booked for the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey in April. UFC needs him for a showdown of the dream heavyweight titles with double division champ Daniel Cormier.

If the UFC is not able to persuade Lesnar to return to the MMA promotion one last time – the Cormier trilogy fight with the bitter rival Jon Jones suddenly becomes the company's top priority.

UFC has hinted at a Cormier-Lesnar clash for months, since the Canadian beast was loaded into Octagon after winning the American star heavyweight title against former champion Stipe Miocic.

The rumors were further fueled when Cormier called the former heavyweight UFC after defeating Derrick Lewis in the second round on Sunday (AEDT).

Cormier said: "Brock Lesnar, when you come, bring that new WWE title, because I too feel like a WWE champion".

He also hinted at a victory over Lesnar could be his last fight in the UFC.

"It could be the retirement struggle for old DC," he said after UFC 230.

"It's crazy, is not it, when you start thinking about it, we're talking about the opportunity to get out of the top, with headlining in Las Vegas against Brock Lesnar before he turns 40."

UFC boss Dana White also recently said that the Cormier-Lesnar fight "should be" the next big UFC match-up after Jones made his comeback against Alexander Gustafsson on December 30th (AEDT ) in UFC 232.

– This story originally appeared on thesun.co.uk