In a new interview former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has ruled out the possibility of ever returning to fight in the UFC.
“That door is closed,” Lesnar confirmed to the New York Post.
“I’m too old,” he added. “That’s a young man’s sport, and that door is closed. I’m Brock Lesnar, the WWE Superstar.”
The 43-year-old Lesnar hasn’t fought in the UFC since a 2016 unanimous decision win over Mark Hunt, which was later amended to a no-contest ruling after the star tested positive for the banned PED clomifene.
However, on the whole Lesnar appeared to enjoy his time in the UFC and praised the owner’s of the company for the way they treated him during his time in the promotion.
“You know what, Dana White, the Fertitta brothers [Lorenzo and Frank] were exceptional to me,” Lesnar remarked.
Lesnar pulls the curtain down on his MMA career with an overall 5-3 (+1nc) record – a relatively brief run in the sport by most fighter’s standards.
nevertheless, it was a highly memorable run during which he won the heavyweight title by TKO’ing Randy Couture and then went on to make two successful defences against Frank Mir and Shane Carwin, before suffering back-to-back defeats against Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem.