Brock Lesnar’s UFC career ended on Friday night at UFC 141 after a TKO loss to new No. 1 contender Alistair Overeem.
Following the fight, a somber Lesnar said his mind was made up before he ever stepped foot in the Octagon that if he lost that would be the end of the road for him.
The end of the fight came just minutes into the bout as Overeem continuously punished Lesnar’s midsection, and finally a kick came crashing into his ribs that signaled it was all over.
After the fight, Lesnar was receiving medical attention and couldn’t attend the UFC 141 post fight press conference, but UFC president Dana White spoke to him briefly about the nature of his injuries.
“A lot of people don’t realize what that feels like. He said, ‘I think my rib’s broken; I don’t know what a broken rib feels like, but if it hurts worse than this I don’t want to feel it,'” White revealed from his conversation with Lesnar.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will release a medical suspension report in the coming days that may reveal more information about the nature of Lesnar’s injuries.
Be that as it may, if Friday was Lesnar’s final fight in the UFC and in mixed martial arts, the lifelong athlete now has a lot of time on his hands.
Prior to his time in the UFC, Lesnar was of course a star in the world of professional wrestling, specifically in the WWE, where he served as champion on several different occasions.
While Lesnar has never publicly stated that he ever had intentions of going back to pro wrestling, the question was still raised after UFC 141 because if fighting is behind him, what could be next for the massive heavyweight?
“I mean, when he retires, he retires under contract,” White said. “I’ve had my moments with Brock Lesnar, but I’ve had a great relationship with him. We’ll figure it out, no big deal. Never had a situation with a guy where we haven’t done the right thing.”
From the sound of things, Lesnar would remain a contracted UFC employee, but White also pointed to the fact that he’s obviously leaving the company on good terms.
Whether he’d even want to attempt a return to pro wrestling remains to be seen.