The much anticipated Daniel Cormier vs Brock Lesnar heavyweight title fight is a no-go as of now.

The news was first reported on Twitter by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.

This news comes as a big surprise considering Lesnar recently losing his WWE title at Wrestlemania. Many fans saw that as the writing on the wall for “The Beast” to return to the Octagon.

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However, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported Lesnar has decided to retire from MMA altogether. The UFC is now looking at a Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic rematch:

Perhaps we should have seen this coming though. UFC President Dana White said during a recent press conference that nothing has been finalized with Brock.

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Many fans thought White may have been trying to divert attention but it looks like he was telling the truth.