The speculation of Brock Lesnar returning to mixed martial arts can now stop.
UFC president Dana White ended the rumors during the UFC 169 post-fight press conference in Newark, N.J., on Saturday saying Lesner is not returning to the organization.
“No, Brock Lesnar is not coming back. Brock Lesnar is not fighting. Does he want to come back? We’ve talked about him wanting to come back,” said White.
“He feels like he wasn’t 100-percent while he was here. He feels like he sold himself a little short, and all the stuff that I’ve told you before. But no, he’s not. We have no deal with Brock Lesnar. He’s not coming back anytime soon.”
Lesnar (5-3) won the UFC heavyweight title in his third fight in the organization, defeating Randy Couture at UFC 91 in November 2008. He defended the title twice. He retired in 2011 following back-to-back losses to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem.
The 36-year-old pro wrestler turned UFC champion returned to sports entertainment following his retirement from fighting. He is currently under contract with the World Wrestling Entertainment and will be through 2015.