Brock Lesnar Retires After Crushing Defeat at UFC 141
It looks like Brock Lesnar is at the climax of another brief career. The ever polarizing Lesnar was at the losing end of a first round
ass whooping defeat at the hands of former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem -- who was making his UFC debut. Overeem soundly defeated Lesnar by TKO in the first round of UFC 141's main event in Las Vegas on Friday. Lesnar, a former UFC champion, abruptly announced his retirement at the post fight press conference. "Brock Lesnar is officially retired," he said. This move even shocked outspoken UFC president Dana White. "I thought Brock Lesnar was going to beat Alistair Overeem tonight," White said in response to Lesnar's pummeling. "I was wrong." Lesnar has a long list of briefly successful stints in sports. After winning an NCAA wrestling title in 2000, he spent less than four years in professional wresting with the WWE and a preseason with the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. He occasionally wrestled in Japan just before entering the world of mixed martial arts in 2007. The Overeem bout comes at the end of an eight match run as a professional fighter, four of which taking place over two years due to dealing with intestinal diverticulitis. Lesnar said he promised his wife Rena (WWE's Sable in the 90s) that his last fight would be UFC 141 or a presumed championship bout that would have followed a victory on Friday. It looks like he's a man of his word.