WWE Rumors: Brock Lesnar Ending Wrestling Career To Focus On UFC?
Brock Lesnar has been haunted by numerous controversies over the past several months. The Beast Incarnate was accused of not following the script of his SummerSlam 2016 showdown with Randy Orton that ended in a bloody mess.Advertisement
Following his SummerSlam 2016 match against Orton, fans speculated that WWE has lost control of Lesnar and that the wrestling superstar is doing things on his own. Some said that he could be fired, while some fans speculated that he will just focus on his UFC career.
Lesnar made a comeback to the Octagon at UFC 200 after a four-year hiatus. However, WWE legend Kurt Angle and UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem are convinced fans have seen the last of the “mixed martial artist Lesnar.”
Angle said during his appearance on The Ric Flair Show that Lesnar will finish his career in WWE, not inside the Octagon. The former WWE champion said that Lesnar fought in UFC for one more time just to prove that he still has a lot of gas left in him and he succeeded, regardless of the controversies that followed after his win at UFC 200.
“He wanted to prove that after getting hit with diverticulitis, he wanted to get back in there and show people he was dominant and he did that,” Angle said via Wrestling Inc. “I don’t see why he’d want to go back, except to make another million-dollar payday. Brock doesn’t need the money.”
On the other hand, Overeem told TMZ that he does not see Lesnar returning to UFC again. There were reports that they could face each other in a rematch, but Overeem reiterated that it will not happen.
Angle and Overeem’s opinions make sense, though. Lesnar failed two drug tests and will likely be slapped a one-year suspension. Big things are ahead of him in WWE as well, as Sky Sports confirmed that Lesnar will face Orton in a rematch on September 24 in Chicago.