Brock Lesnar grimaces in pain while fighting Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 on Dec. 30, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images.
"The conversations I've had with Brock Lesnar since that fight, all indications point to it's over. ... Here's what Brock said to me, he said ‘I'll tell you what after my surgery from diverticulitis, this last surgery I had, I have never felt so good in my life.' He said ‘I've had the best camp I've ever had, no injuries, I was in great shape, all the things that could go right, went right, that guy is just that much better than me and it's time for me to retire.'"
-- UFC President Dana White reiterates to Jim Rome what we already knew about Brock Lesnar -- that he's gone and he's never coming back; not to MMA, at least. The former heavyweight champion battled through multiple bouts of the deadly intestinal disorder diverticulitis just to get back to 100-percent to take one last crack at winning gold while he was healthy again. Then he ran into Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and any hopes of making a triumphant return were dashed inside the first round. That's because "The Reem" showcased his wide array of skills en route to stopping the "Brockness Monster" by way of technical knockout. The Dutchman demolished Lesnar so bad, in fact, that Brock knew right then and there that it was simply time to hang up the gloves and move on to other endeavors. And, unlike B.J. Penn, he's not going back on his word. Don't be too sad, Maniacs, he might head over to WWE!