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UFC President Dana White isn't upset about Brock Lesnar's WWE return

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This past weekend (April 21), UFC 145 went down in Atlanta, GA and saw Jon Jones retain his light heavyweight crown against former teammate Rashad Evans. The young champion dominated his more seasoned opponent over the course of 25 minutes and now has Dan Henderson to look forward to.

Rory MacDonald, a 22-year old Canadian fighter, also had a standout performance, beating his opponent Che Mills to a bloody pulp while 21-year old Michael McDonald continued his unblemished UFC streak by knocking out former bantamweight champion Miguel Torres.

Despite these impressive performace by three men barely old enough to legally drink, UFC President still fielded questions about a retired fighter at the post-fight press conference.

To be fair, when said retired fighter is the biggest star in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, Brock Lesnar, a question or two is to be expected.

Lesnar, of course, retired inside the Octagon following his UFC 141 defeat to Alistair Overeem this past December only to come strolling out to a WWE ring the day after WrestleMania 28 on April 2 to F5 John Cena.

With such a quick turnaround time between companies, one has to wonder if White has any hard feelings towards the "ass kicking war machine."

Find out what he had to say after the jump.

"When he did the deal with the WWE, all the rumblings started... He never called me. He never told me. He didn't have to. It was always up front and said in his deal, he could do the WWE. One of the things I love about Brock is, everything we did with that guy, nothing ever leaked out of that camp. I'm happy for him. To do what he did in the WWE, came here and did what he did, now he's back over there. Good for him; good for them."

If the UFC bossman is upset about Lesnar's sudden return to Vince McMahon, he sure is doing a good job of hiding it.

It surely has to sting, though, to lose your biggest cashcow regardless of the circumstances. It should sting even more considering the heavyweight heir apparent, Overeem, is currently embroiled in a drug test scandal.

When it rains, it pours.

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