Former UFC heavyweight champion and professional wrestling super star Brock Lesnar has “closed the door” on a return to mixed martial arts.
Lesnar, 37, announced on Sportscenter on Tuesday he has re-signed with the WWE, effectively ending all speculation of a potential return to the Octagon.
Former UFC champ and professional wrestling super star Brock Lesnar has re-signed with the WWE.
“I’m officially closing the door on MMA,” Lesnar said. “It was hard. I re-signed last night with the WWE.”
Lesnar (5-3) is scheduled to appear at Wrestlemania 31 this weekend in Santa Clara, California. His previous professional wrestling contract was scheduled to expire at the end of the month, prompting countless headlines regarding a potential return to the UFC. On Monday, he chose to sign a new WWE deal.
“It was a very hard decision at this stage of my career,” Lesnar said. “The fighter inside me wants to compete. The father and husband — I’m an older caveman now. I make wiser caveman decisions. So, I’m here to say my legacy in the Octagon is over.