Bas Rutten On If Brock Lesnar Made The Right Decision Staying With WWE

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten appeared on Submission Radio this week, which you can check out in the video above. During the interview, Rutten discussed if Brock Lesnar's decision to retire from MMA and stay in the WWE was the right decision.


"Yes it's the right decision," Rutten said. "No he shouldn't do MMA anymore. Because you could tell that he didn't enjoy to get hit. You know? And I'm not saying that a fighter needs to enjoy getting hit, but at least they shouldn't be afraid of it. Once you start looking away from punches, that means that something you're doing wrong here. Either in training you're not going all the way, or they tell their sparring partners that they cannot hit the head. It's something that is not forbidden. You cannot shy away from punches, because that doesn't work in Mixed Martial Arts. You have to fix that problem. We didn't see him fix it over the time.

"If the heart is not in it, man it's like with me; after I lost my last time I was so angry with myself. I could not believe that I still couldn't do the ground game. I just started doing it two to three times a day, every day, and then suddenly it started clicking. Click, click, click, you know? You work on your weaknesses. That's what you do. And you know I didn't see that with him. He's a phenomenal athlete, don't get me wrong, but yeah. No, I think it's the right decision for him."