Brock Lesnar Announces His Retirement Following Loss To Alistair Overeem at UFC 141

Brock Lesnar announced his unexpected retirement immediately following his loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 tonight.

After eating several knees to the body and a perfectly placed liver kick from the reigning K-1 World Grand Prix champion, Lesnar covered up until referee Mario Yamasaki mercifully called the fight. Then moments later in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Lesnar told the world it was his last fight in the Octagon.

“I’ve had a really difficult couple of years with my disease, and I’m going to officially say tonight is the last time,” Lesnar said. “This is the last time you’ll see me in the octagon.”

“I promised my wife and my kids if I won this fight, I would get a title shot, and that would be my last fight,” Lesnar said. “But if I lost tonight … you’ve been great.”

Brock didn’t show up to the post-fight press conference to elaborate on his announcement, but his opponent Alistair Overeem respectfully told reporters that he thinks it’s a shame if Lesnar really retires, explaining that it’s always a special event when Lesnar fights whether you love him or hate him. He believes Brock is improving and has a lot more to offer. Nevertheless, Lesnar seemed dead serious about hanging it up despite finally regaining his full health in recent months.

It’s unknown what Brock plans to do in his life after the UFC, but if those plans include the WWE, it sounds like the UFC will have a say in that decision. When asked about it at the post-fight press conference, an under-the-weather Dana White said, “I don’t know, we’ll figure it out.”

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  • Guest

    “I’ve had a really difficult couple of years with my disease”

    Excuses in the first sentence, which is interesting because he complained to those journalists who asked him about his health and at the same time said said that he felt great.
    But retiring from the UFC is the smartest thing he has ever made.

    • Lanfear

      Every fighter says they feel 100% before a fight. Why would you want to let your opponent know you were feeling shitty. And besides, he isn’t really making excuses for losing. He took that on the chin. He is just saying that he wants to do something easier in life, and after what he has been through who could blame him?

      • i like sexy time

        Yes every fighter says there 100% but you dont come out and say crap like iv had a crapy few years because of this disease. At the end of the day it is an excuse thats how i saw it.

  • Aalvarez10460

    He had 7 inches removed from his colon that is 23ft long, stop crying Brock, you lost because you have no standup defense.

    • lanfear

      Wow. You go through a serious surgery and then fight a brilliant stand up fighter who has had 10 times your fights and then we can tell you to stop crying. You piece of shit

      • kerlozian69

        Not when said “Man” Claims to be the Baddest man on the planet you retard.

  • http://profiles.google.com/highdollarstl Bill Schumer

    To all you Overemm nut-huggers…touche.  I really woulda never thought….

    • kerlozian69

      That’s probably because you have never thought a day in you life.

      • i like sexy time

        Well said 
        kerlozian69 this guy is extra dumb.

  • IRONFIST

    First of all, Brock should not have even been in a fight with a much more advanced fighter like Overeem.  Can you say favoritism–exploitation even?  If Brock was 100%, fighiing Overeem would have still been a tall order.  Any man who got the nerve, arrogance or stupidlty to go in the ring with a fighter who has had that many more fights than himself, then he deserved to get the crap beaten out of him. 

    By mentioning his surgery after his lost, it takes the punch out of Overeem’s victory because it hints that maybe Brock would have won if he was100%.  I don’t believe it.  Overeem simply dominatied big Brock’s butt.  Man up and leave the excuses out of it!   Whose your daddy, Brock?

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