No fighter in MMA’s history has had the kind of impact in less than ten professional fights that heavyweight Brock Lesnar did after deciding to give the sport a go despite already having banked millions as a WWE superstar. In his eight bouts, Lesnar scored wins over the likes of Shane Carwin, Randy Couture, and Frank Mir, drew huge PPV numbers, and earned the honor of being UFC champion.
However, even though his return to the ring has been teased a few times, it looks like Lesnar is officially done with unscripted scraps and will not be coming back in even a one-off with Fedor Emelianenko.
“Brock Lesnar is never coming back,” said UFC President Dana White in an interview with the Dave and Mahoney show, adding Lesnar had confirmed the matter. “He called me a few days ago.”
White also addressed the rumors of a bout with Emelianenko, one of MMA’s legitimate greats despite never fighting inside the Octagon for contractual reasons, saying the heavy-handed Russian’s recent retirement would prevent the pairing even if Lesnar was still interested in fighting.
The 5-3 Lesnar hung his gloves up after suffering a brutal beatdown at the hands of Alistair Overeem this past December. He has since shown back up on WWE where he competed in a pair of main event programs.
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