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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Lesnar rocks UFC with bombshell retirement call


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Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has dropped a bombshell on the UFC by announcing his retirement.

The news was confirmed by UFC president Dana White, who told ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto, "Brock Lesnar told me he's done. He's retiring."

Lesnar's shock announcement comes ahead of what was looming as a much-anticipated clash between he and current heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

With Lesnar out of the picture, the UFC is set to pivot interest in Cormier's next fight to a rematch with Stipe Miocic, with plans in place for the fight to happen in Anaheim on August 18 (AEST).

Daniel Cormier

While contracts are yet to be signed, both sides have verbally agreed to the fight, per ESPN.

"I'm ready," Miocic told ESPN.

"I've been ready. And I'm going to take back what's mine."

Lesnar has not fought since UFC 200 in July 2016, when he defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision. However, the fight was overturned to a no-contest later after Lesnar failed two drug tests surrounding the fight.

If this is indeed the end of Lesnar's UFC career, he will finish with a 5-3 overall record.

Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has dropped a bombshell on the UFC by announcing his retirement.

The news was confirmed by UFC president Dana White, who told ESPN reporter Brett Okamoto, "Brock Lesnar told me he's done. He's retiring."

Lesnar's shock announcement comes ahead of what was looming as a much-anticipated clash between he and current heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

With Lesnar out of the picture, the UFC is set to pivot interest in Cormier's next fight to a rematch with Stipe Miocic, with plans in place for the fight to happen in Anaheim on August 18 (AEST).

Daniel Cormier

While contracts are yet to be signed, both sides have verbally agreed to the fight, per ESPN.

"I'm ready," Miocic told ESPN.

"I've been ready. And I'm going to take back what's mine."

Lesnar has not fought since UFC 200 in July 2016, when he defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision. However, the fight was overturned to a no-contest later after Lesnar failed two drug tests surrounding the fight.

If this is indeed the end of Lesnar's UFC career, he will finish with a 5-3 overall record.

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