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Alistair Overeem: Brock Lesnar won't leave 'easy' WWE because UFC competition 'too hard'

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Hey, remember last year when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Alistair Overeem insisted former 265-pound kingpin Brock Lesnar was coming back to mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2015?

Yeah well, he's changed his mind.

After having some time to think it over, "The Reem" came to the conclusion that Lesnar, who is contemplating an Octagon return later this year, will in fact remain in the pro wrestling business where life is easy, as opposed to another run in UFC where the competition is "too hard."

From the UFC 185 media day (via MMA Junkie):

"To be honest, he is not going to come back. He remembers in the beginning it was easy, but at the end it was very hard for him. He is a guy that kind of goes where it's easy. He's not going to come back. It's too hard. The competition is too stiff."

Too stiff? Bro, he had to fight John Cena TWICE in the past six months.

Overeem, who faces Roy Nelson this Saturday night (March 14, 2015) on the UFC 185 pay-per-view (PPV) main card, sent Lesnar into retirement in late 2011 after a technical knockout win at UFC 141. "Demolition Man" later volunteered to do it again if the promotion re-signs the WWE star.

Fat chance, according to "The Reem."