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Brock Lesnar reveals why he will not return to the UFC

LockerRoom Team
13 March 2022

Former UFC Champion Brock Lesnar has no plans to return to the UFC. In his recent interview with the New York Post, Lesnar revealed that he is too old for the sport.

“That door is closed. You know what, Dana White, the Fertitta brothers [Lorenzo and Frank] were exceptional to me. I’m too old. That’s a young man’s sport, and that door is closed. I’m Brock Lesnar, the WWE Superstar,” Lesnar said.

The 44-year-old currently has a professional MMA record of 5-3 to his name. He made his MMA debut back in 2007 against Min-Soo Kim at K-1 Hero’s – Dynamite and moved to the UFC after this fight.

Although Lesnar’s UFC debut against Frank Mir did not go his way, he made a triumphant return in his second fight and secured a win against Heath Herring. Lesnar then picked up wins against Randy Couture, Frank Mir, and Shane Carwin; a run that also saw him capture the UFC Heavyweight title.

After this impressive four-fight winning streak, Lesnar suffered two back-to-back losses to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem after which he took a long break from the UFC. Lesnar shifted his focus back to professional wrestling during this phase.

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He, however, returned for one more match back in UFC 200 when he fought Mark Hunt. Lesnar was adjudged the winner via a decision in the match but the decision was overturned after Lesnar failed the drug test.

‘The Beast’ has been busy with his professional wrestling career after UFC 200 and earlier this year, he won the Royal Rumble and is set to headline WrestleMania now.

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