No more than a second after former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar (Pictured) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts did fanboys wonder if the former WWE superstar was destined to return to his fake fighting ways.
Not so fast, per UFC president Dana White.
“I mean when he retires, he retires under contract,” White stated at the post-fight press conference. “I’ve had my moments with Brock Lesnar, but I’ve had a great relationship with him. We’ll figure it out, no big deal.
“Never had a situation with a guy where we haven’t done the right thing.”
White refused to clarify exactly what “retires under contract” means, nor did he specify how many fights Lesnar had remaining on his UFC deal.
Lesnar didn’t attend the presser following his 1stRound TKO defeat, but White said Lesnar told him in the locker room he had already planed to leave the sport if he lost to Alistair Overeem, or if he won and went on to beat Junior dos Santos for his freshly-minted title belt in his next outing.
White stated he would not attempt to talk his biggest pay-per-view draw out of retirement.
Lesnar hangs up his MMA gloves with a 5-3 professional record, with all but one of his scraps coming inside the Octagon. Four of his seven fights were of the championship variety.