BREAKING: Brock Lesnar “Retiring” From The UFC

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It seemed like a foregone conclusion that Brock Lesnar would eventually make his return to the UFC at some point, just a matter of when.

That changed drastically when Dana White revealed the current WWE star is effectively retiring from the sport.

Lesnar was in attendance at UFC 226 and even confronted Cormier in the Octagon after the knockout victory, and all signs and interviews pointed towards a future matchup.

The UFC had discussed booking the heavyweight title fight between Lesnar and defending champion Daniel Cormier, but Lesnar ultimately informed White last week he is retired.