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Brock Lesnar retired from the UFC after his loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 last month. Since then the internet has been buzzing about Lesnar going back to the WWE or possibly coming back to the UFC. Dana White put an end to all that when he talked about his conversation with Lesnar on the Jim Rome show yesterday.
“I think Brock’s done. The conversations I’ve had with Brock Lesnar since that fight, all indications point to it’s over. This isn’t baseball man, half in, half out, you can go out and party the night before and then play a game. These guys have to be 100-percent into this mentally, physically, emotionally.”
“Here’s what Brock said to me. I’ll tell you what after my surgery from diverticulitis, this last surgery I had, I have never felt so good in my life’. He said ‘I’ve had the best camp I’ve ever had, no injuries, I was in great shape, all the things that could go right, went right, that guy is just that much better than me and it’s time for me to retire’.”
Lesnar had no excuses and it’s better to walk away now then losing to a chump that will tarnish your legacy. Now we will have to wait and see if Lesnar gets the itch to go back into pro wrestling.
WWE Commentator Jim Ross addressed the Brock Lesnar to WWE rumors that have been going around since he lost at UFC 141 and retired from the UFC today on his blog. From Good Ol’ JR’s blog.
“Will Brock Lesnar return to WWE full time or part time? For those that know Brock well, the answer to this question is actually quite simple. It’s NO. Brock dislikes, putting it mildly, traveling. Plus, he doesn’t need the money even though he’s smart enough to not turn down a big payday if the lay of the land is to his liking. That’s why the UFC thing was good for him because he could earn big money by traveling 2-3 times per year to fight.”
“I could see Brock doing a major, one off WWE appearance ala a Wrestlemania, but not this year, and doing so while not even making the live Raw events that lead into it. I could also see WWE traveling to Brock to shoot vignettes to build whatever match that he might be booked. For fans who think that Lesnar will return to make a significant amount of TV dates only and then only work a handful or so of PPV’s, I hate to burst your bubble, but in my opinion that simply isn’t happening.”
So there you have it. If anyone knows Lesnar and his ways it’s Ross who signed him and dealt with him personally when he was disgruntled before leaving the promotion.
Brock Lesnar announced his retirement last night after his loss at UFC 141 to Alistair Overeem in Las Vegas. Overeem landed a huge body shot that sent Lesnar to the mat. Once the ref stepped in it was done and Overeem now is the new #1 contender.
After the fight was over Lesnar announced his retirement to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview.
“I’ve had a couple difficult years with my disease. And I’m going to officially say tonight is the last time you’ll see me in the Octagon. Brock Lesnar is officially retired. I promised my wife and my kids if I won this fight, I would get a title shot and that would be my last fight. But if I lost tonight …”
You have to wonder if the WWE will come calling? Wrestlemania is coming up and Vince McMahon has to be licking his chops. Maybe TNA would be an option.
Brock Lesnar isn’t a guy who enjoys being away from his family. That’s why he left the WWE. He was tired of the travel and the hectic schedule and that’s why he walked away from the nice paydays from Vince McMahon. Now that Lesnar is in the last fight of his current UFC contract there have been rumors that Lesnar could walk away from MMA should he lose to Overeem in December.
Two year ago Lesnar was on top of the world and was the UFC heavyweight champion. Now after two bouts with diverticulitis you have to wonder how much more Lesnar has in him. Right now he is training in Minnesota at Death Clutch with Cole Konrad and Jon Madsen preparing for Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem. Should Lesnar come out on top at UFC 141 he would face Junior Dos Santos who currently holds the gold. But should he not defeat Overeem would Lesnar want to stick around if he’s not going to fight for the title? A loss could put him in a rematch with Cain Velasquez which could be appealing but given Lesnar’s track record he could walk away. A rematch with Frank Mir could get his attention but with Lesnar you don’t know if he wants to devote several months of his life to a training camp anymore.
Lesnar has plenty of money and seemed to have mended fences with the WWE where he could go back from time to time like The Rock has done to get a big payday. I honestly don’t think Lesnar’s future is with the UFC or the WWE but on his farm in the Midwest. Sure he might pop in and cash a big check from the WWE after a Wrestlemania appearance but this is a guy who doesn’t like the cameras or fans.
We will have to see how it shakes out later this month when Lesnar meets Overeem in Las Vegas to determine the new #1 contender but I belive Lesnar’s future isn’t in MMA.
Brock Lesnar will be featured in 2 video games the next few months. He will be featured in WWE 12 and UFC Undisputed 3. Lesnar was the champ in the WWE and UFC and has legions of fans around the world. Lesnar has been out of action since last October due to diverticulitis but will face Alistair Overeem in December.