Brock Lesnar Retires From MMA, UFC To Book Cormier Vs. Miocic Rematch

So much for Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar.

Lesnar's MMA days appear to be over. The UFC had expected Lesnar to return to the famed Octagon following his episode with Cormier at UFC 226.

He stormed the cage after Cormier dethroned UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.

But his anticipated return is firmly dead in the waters after he's confirmed his retirement to Dana White.

"He told me he's done, he's retired," White told ESPN. "We're going to move in another direction with Cormier."

The 41-year-old hasn't fought under the MMA promotion since UFC 200 back in 2016 and he'll continue to ply his trade in the WWE.

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Image: PA

Lesnar retires with a 5-3 (1 NC) record in MMA, including two defences of the UFC heavyweight title.

So, what's next? Well, the UFC are now looking to book a rematch between Cormier and Miocic for UFC 241 in Anaheim, California.

UFC 241 is set to take place on August 17th.

Cormier, who has suffered just one pro defeat in his MMA career, intended to call it a day by his 40th birthday which was last month.

But he's set to hold off retirement and take on Miocic for a second time.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Miocic, meanwhile, hasn't fought since his devastating KO to Cormier. He does, though, hold the record for most consecutive UFC heavyweight title defenses (3).

He defended his belt against Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos and Francis Ngannou.

Cormier vs. Miocic 2 is the first fight scheduled for UFC 241.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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