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UFC President Dana White had a conversation with former champion and one of the biggest drawing cards in MMA, Brock Lesnar, and came away with the realization that Brock is never coming back to the fight game. Not the real one, anyway.
Considering the fact that Brock Lesnar was the biggest draw in the history of mixed martial arts (MMA), it's no surprise Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White would want him back. And with Lesnar always in negotiations with WWE, it made sense for him to play both sides against the middle.
But that appears to be over now.
"There's so many new up-and-coming guys right now, which is very exciting. Bigfoot Silva looked good in his last fight so yes, the heavyweight division looks awesome. (Lesnar's) done. He called me a couple days ago. He's never coming back. He just said he can wrestle, but he can't fight. He was contemplating coming back. Neither is Fedor. They're both retired."
When Brock originally came back to WWE, there were questions regarding his ability to draw in professional wrestling after consecutive embarrassing losses in the UFC. He quieted any concerns when he sold well opposite John Cena at Extreme Rules and Triple H at SummerSlam, which also likely earned him at least one more contract next year after his participation in WrestleMania 29.
If he can make good money in pro wrestling, why bother going back to MMA?
HT: MMA Mania