Brock Lesnar: ‘The door is closed’ on any potential return to the UFC and mixed martial arts

Brock Lesnar won’t be making any longer comebacks when it comes to his battling occupation.

The former UFC heavyweight winner, who is at the moment signed to Entire world Wrestling Entertaining, declared just lately that he is formally completed with combined martial arts following he nearly returned to the octagon back in 2019 for a showdown with Daniel Cormier.

“That door is closed,” Lesnar explained to The New York Article. “You know what, Dana White, the Fertitta brothers [Lorenzo and Frank] ended up excellent to me.”

Lesnar became 1 of the quickest growing stars in battle athletics background just after he inked a deal to sign up for the UFC roster again in 2007. At the time, Lesnar was still a massive draw in the earth of expert wrestling following he resolved to sign up for WWE next his run at the University of Minnesota the place he was an NCAA heavyweight champion.

With his wrestling track record and freak athletic talents, Lesnar appeared like a all-natural fit in MMA.

In just his next skilled fight, Lesnar experienced a decline to former UFC heavyweight winner Frank Mir but he bounced again with a dominant victory above Heath Herring six months later on.

Lesnar then claimed the UFC heavyweight title with a knockout around Randy Couture and he would go on to defend the belt two additional moments whilst avenging his decline to Mir and also defeating Shane Carwin.

A lopsided defeat to Cain Velasquez charge him the heavyweight championship and he endured a single much more loss to Alistair Overeem before deciding to leave the UFC and return to WWE. It wasn’t right until five several years later on when Lesnar once yet again received the itch to fight once again and he designed his return at UFC 200 wherever he dominated Mark Hunt for three rounds to earn a unanimous decision.

That combat was later overturned to a no contest soon after Lesnar tested beneficial for clomiphene, a compound that is banned in athletes at all occasions. Lesnar the moment yet again returned to WWE but then produced a shock look at UFC 226 when he received into a shoving match with Cormier just following he defeated Stipe Miocic to turn into heavyweight winner.

All signs pointed to Lesnar booking the combat with Cormier to make his return to the octagon but in the long run the matchup under no circumstances arrived alongside one another. A year later, Lesnar was the moment all over again entrance and heart for a likely comeback after previous UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jon Jones named him out for a fight but at the time yet again absolutely nothing at any time arrived to fruition.

Lesnar, 44, has now shut down any hope that he may make a single final operate in the UFC after he signed a deal to stick with WWE in which he’s now scheduled to headline WrestleMania in April.

“I’m far too old,” Lesnar stated about combating all over again. “That’s a young man’s activity, and that door is shut. I’m Brock Lesnar, the WWE Celebrity.”