Following his UFC 141 loss to Alistair Overeem (36-11-1 NC), Brock Lesnar (5-3) announced that the fight was his final one with the UFC.
"I've had a really difficult couple years with my disease," Lesnar said after the fight. "And I'm officially going to say this is the last time you'll see me in the octagon."
Lesnar added that he had promised his wife, former WWE Diva Sable, and his kid that if he won the fight, he would get a title shot and that would be his last fight. If he lost, as he did, he would retire.
UFC promoter Dana White said he didn't know Lesnar planned to retire so suddenly
"I had no idea he would do that, (but) am I surprised? No," UFC President Dana White said. "Brock Lesnar has made a lot of money in his career and has achieved a lot of things. ... He brought a lot of excitement to the heavyweight division. What he accomplished in a short amount of time is amazing, but I get it. It doesn't shock me."
While with the UFC, Lesnar won the Heavyweight Championship from Randy Couture on November 15, 2008 and then at UFC 100, defeated Interim Champion Frank Mir to become the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion. He soon ran into health issues and was never the same after.
During a post UFC-141 press conference, Dana White commented that, while Brock Lesnar was retiring from MMA, he is still under contract to UFC and could not pursue a deal with WWE or any other pro wrestling promotion without his permission
"When he retires, he retires under contract. I've had my moments with Brock Lesnar, but I've had a great relationship with him. I don't know... we'll figure it out, no big deal. Never had a situation with a guy where, you know, we haven't done the right thing."
With that being said, kill all the rumors regarding Brock Lesnar appearing on RAW this Monday. It's not happening.
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