Brock Lesnar might be on a break from professional wrestling, but it does appear this career in mixed martial arts is all but over.
UFC President Dana White said that Lesnar has informed the company that he does not plan on fighting in the Octagon again.
In an interview with EPSN, White said:
“[Lesnar] told me he’s done, he’s retired. We’re going to move in another direction with Cormier.”
Lesnar had been rumored for a summer 2019 fight against UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier. White now plans to book the rematch between Cormier and Stipe Miocic.
Lesnar last’s UFC fight was against was a win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200 that was overturned due to a failed drug test from Lesnar.
He had put himself back in the USADA drug-testing pool last July, which made him eligible to fight again for the UFC this past January.