Brock Lesnar’s heavily anticipated return to the UFC looks like it will not be happening.
And for those of you MMA Junkies who are saying what about all this talk over the past year about Lesnar returning to fight against Daniel Cormier and you WWE enthusiasts who saw the same Lesner hinting at an MMA return during his appearance at WrestleMania earlier this month—it’s done.
At least according to an ESPN report yesterday saying that the often-teased Lesnar return to the octagon will not be taking place and even included this not so cryptic quote from UFC prez Dana White:
“Brock Lesnar told me he’s done. He’s retiring.”
Yeah, good enough for me.
During his MMA career, Lesnar dealt with health issues such as diverticulitis, was suspended for a positive drug test, and retired twice. This would be his third and potentially his last retirement.
Pretty sure this one is going to stick.
The 41-year-old WWE Superstar last fought in the UFC in 2016. He won a unanimous decision over Mark Hunt, but the result was overturned due to a positive test for a banned substance. His improbable rise in the UFC included beginning his career 5-1, with victories over Shane Carwin, Frank Mir and Randy Couture. He incredibly captured the UFC heavyweight championship in only his fourth career fight and then impressively defended it twice before losing to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 in 2010.
Source: Larry Brown Sports