Brock Lesnar Retires From UFC After Loss to Alistair Overeem

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Brock Lesnar went down hard against kickboxer Alistair Overeem in the first round at UFC 141 last night. A few minutes later, he announced his retirement.

The former heavyweight champion finished his own meteoric mixed martial arts career on a losing note at Friday's Ultimate Fighting Championship event.

Lesnar retired from the UFC after Overeem stopped him with one vicious kick to the body at 2:26 of the first round in their much-touted heavyweight bout.

"Tonight is the last time you'll see me in the octagon," Lesnar said.

That leaves the UFC heading into 2012 without its biggest star.

Even though he fought only seven times in the UFC, Lesnar was a pay-per-view audience magnet because of his compelling past as a WWE "champion."

He reigned as heavyweight champ, headlined UFC 100, generated the most Internet traffic of any MMA fighter and actually has fights left on his contract.

UFC President Dana White and Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta took the high road with Lesnar even after the fighter blew off the post-fight news conference.

White said, "When a guy decides he wants to retire, you let him do it. This is not, 'Go hit a ball with a stick for the next two or three years on your way out.'"

"This is the real deal, guys. Â…We'll figure it out." He said regardless of how many fights Lesnar has on his contract, "Doesn't matter. If he's done, he's done."


You guys buy into Overeem too much! Yes he good, real good, but history sluhod have already taught you guys that wrestling will always be key. And I dont give a shit how many training camps you have drilling TD's it will never come close to being a wrestler from day one. So no Kev, Overeem will not ever get enough TD to stop Cain. You guys also seem to make Overeem look like a KO artist but he only has 14 ko/tko's in 34 fights. Thats less than half. And in most of his 11 loses HE'S been tko/ko'd Cain on the other hand has 8 ko/tko's out of 9 fights. Who looks like the better striker now? And didnt Badhari KO Overeem in their rematch? Most of you guys will be in for a rude awakening IF they ever fought.


UFC 141 Lesnar vs Overeem full fight and Lesnar retires to MMA announcement video


He already signed an extremely lucrative WWE contract. No tears for you Brock