ESPN journalists Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto are reporting that Brock Lesnar is no longer going to return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A match against UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier was heavily teased in the past and it seemed to be the direction it was headed. However, now the “UFC is moving on,” as it’s not likely to happen. Helwani says that “barring a last minute Hail Mary, the dream is no more.”
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 1, 2019
Furthermore, UFC president Dana White said, “Brock Lesnar told me he’s done. He’s retiring.” Whether or not that means we’ll be seeing Lesnar back in WWE sooner rather than later remains to be seen.
Dana White: “Brock Lesnar told me he’s done. He’s retiring.”
UFC pivoting interest in Cormier’s next fight to Stipe Miocic rematch. Story coming via myself and @arielhelwani shortly.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 1, 2019