Brock Lesnar “Closes Door” On MMA Career, Signs With WWE

By Staff  |  03/24/2015

Brock Lesnar

There was some speculation as to whether Brock Lesnar would return to the UFC after his current WWE contract was up. However, he has "closed the door" on a return to MMA.

The 37-year-old announced on Sportscenter Tuesday night (March 24) that he's re-signed with the WWE, ending any speculation about a potential return to the UFC.

"I'm officially closing the door on MMA," Lesnar said. "It was hard. I re-signed last night with the WWE."

Details of his deal were unknown at press time, but he's scheduled to appear at Wrestlemania 31 this upcoming weekend.

His previous pro-wrestling contract was scheduled to expire at the end of the month, which prompted headlines regarding a potential return to the UFC.

"It was a very hard decision at this stage of my career," Lesnar said. "The fighter inside me wants to compete. The father and husband -- I'm an older caveman now. I make wiser caveman decisions. So, I'm here to say my legacy in the Octagon is over.

"It was a hard decision to make. It took me a year," he continued. "I've thought about this for a year. At the end of the day, it's all about me wanting to have fun. The last two-and-a-half months I've been training to get back into the Octagon. I felt physically great, but something lacked mentally -- and that's not good."

As an MMA fighter, Lesnar went 5-3, and would go on to become the UFC's heavyweight champion. However, he was sidelined for a year after battling an intestinal disorder called diverticulitis. He lost his last two contest via TKO to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem.