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.
Story coming to https://t.co/tzuIcRazJx shortly from @bokamotoESPN and I: Brock Lesnar’s return is not likely anymore. UFC is moving on. Barring a last-minute Hail Mary, the dream is no more.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 1, 2019
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.