It had been rumored for months that Brock Lesnar would eventually return to the octagon to fight UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.
Those rumors can now be officially put to rest.
This is the third time Lesnar has retired from mixed martial arts. He retired in 2011 after dealing with diverticulitis and then once again in 2017 after being suspended for drug use following his controversial bout against Mark Hunt.
Lesnar, who has been wrestling for WWE since 2012 stormed the Octagon last summer and challenged Cormier after the title fight between Cormier and Stipe Miocic which sparked the debate as to when the fight was eventually going to take place.
Now that Lesnar is officially retired, UFC will now look to plan the rematch between Cormier and Miocic, who has been pleading for his rematch after holding the championship for over two years before losing to Cormier.
One has to wonder what Lesnar is going to do now in the future. He has one more appearance scheduled for WWE in June at the company’s event in Saudi Arabia before his contract expires.
The 41-year-old has been on a part-time schedule with WWE since his return in 2012 and is still a major draw for the sports entertainment company while making a rumored $12 million last year including $500,000 per main event appearance.