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.

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.

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

Mike Straus @AKAstraus21 is a credentialed MMA journalist and a member of the MMAJA. He has been a fan of the sport since its inception and has been covering the sport professionally for three years. In the past, he has produced content for Fansided's Cagepages, mma-media.com, and Combatpress.com. He currently contributes for MyMMANews.com, he is a staff writer for Cagesidepress.com, and LowKickMMA.com. He most recently began writing for BJPenn.com.