It looks like MMA fans won’t be able to see the super-fight between former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE superstar Brock Lesnar and current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier as the Lesnar has retired from MMA according to UFC president Dana White.
According to UFC President Dana White, the WWE star and former UFC heavyweight champion is “done, he’s retired,” White told ESPN. “We’re going to move in another direction with [Daniel] Cormier.”
Dana White: “Brock Lesnar told me he’s done. He’s retiring.”
UFC pivoting interest in Cormier’s next fight to Stipe Miocic rematch. Story coming via myself and @arielhelwani shortly.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 1, 2019
Now UFC is planning a rematch between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic for August 17 in Anaheim, California at UFC 241. They both fought at UFC 226 in July of last year, where Cormier brutally knocked out Miocic in the first round.
It was initially decided that Brock Lesnar would challenge Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title. Lesnar even confronted Cormier at UFC 226 during the post-fight interview and both fighters even got physical with Lesnar pushing Cormier. But the fight never came into fruition.
Lesnar hasn’t stepped inside the Octagon in nearly three-years. He last fought at UFC 220 against Mark Hunt where he won via unanimous decision, but the result got overturned into a NC when he failed his drug test. Last time Lesnar won a fight inside the Octagon was back in 2010 when he defeated Shane Carwin via submission at UFC 116.
Brock Lesnar was last seen at WWE wrestle Mania on April 7 against Seth Rollins.