Brock Lesnar Loses Fight To Alistair Overeem, Retires From MMA
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is apparently done with MMA after a first round KO loss to former Strikeforce fighter Alistair Overeem.
After the fight Lesnar announced his retirement from the UFC, which will only fuel rumors that he is returning to the WWE, this is what he said after losing his second fight in a row:
I’m going to officially say tonight is the last time you’ll see me in the Octagon,”
“Brock Lesnar is officially retired.”
It’s crazy, because this news makes both MMA and WWE fans happy, most MMA fans weren’t happy about Brock joining the UFC, and constantly called for him to leave the sport. WWE fans have been starting rumors about him returning almost yearly now, so they would expect that he would head back there now that his UCF career is over. Wrestling has been looking for something to pop and spark their slumping ratings, this could be it, BUT Mr. Dana White may have something to say about that.
I’m sure Brock has a contract set for a certain number of fights, and I doubt he would just release him from that contract to go back to the WWE. Dana was asked about this in the post fight press conference, where he also stated that he didn’t think Lesnar should retire. He was asked if Lesnar was free to go to the WWE, and he replied that Brock retired under contract, and is still under contract unless the two can come to terms. The rumors have already begun as after the fight Lesnar, and WrestleMania were trending on Twitter after his announcement. It has been rumored for some time that he would return to the WWE for their annual event. I will say one thing it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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