All of this happened in just over 2 minutes. Lesnar barely got a couple of punches in, and failed at taking Overeem down at all. After his horrible showing, Brock Lesnar announced his retirement from the UFC. Lesnar has been given much credit from the MMA community and fans after the fight for even attempting to fight again after the surgery that removed a foot of his colon. Lesnar also claimed that had he won, he had already promised his wife (Sable) that he would have retired after winning the title one more time.
Within seconds of Lesnar’s retirement, the Internet was buzzing with rumors and predictions that Lesnar would be on his way back to WWE. While I think that is definitely possible at some point, I don’t think we will see it for a good while. It would be hard for WWE to promote Brock’s return so close to such a crippling loss. I think when the time is right, WWE will use Brock for a big match but not for a full time return.
Brock Lesnar had a good run in UFC that created a ton of interest whether fans loved him or hated him. Brock created “must see” fights that made money for all parties involved. Brock retiring is a big loss for many crossover fans from the wrestling world that may have tuned in just to see Brock’s fights. It will definitely be interesting to see where Brock Lesnar’s career goes from here.