NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White shot down rumors that Brock Lesnar was returning to mixed martial arts while speaking at a press conference Sunday.
“No, Brock Lesnar is not coming back. Brock Lesnar is not fighting. Does he want to come back? We’ve talked about him wanting to come back,” White said.
“He feels like he wasn’t 100-percent while he was here. He feels like he sold himself a little short, and all the stuff that I’ve told you before. But no, he’s not. We have no deal with Brock Lesnar. He’s not coming back anytime soon.”
The 36-year-old pro wrestler won the UFC heavyweight title in 2008, when he defeated Randy Couture at UFC 91 during his third year with the organization. He defended his title twice and retired in 2001 after back-to-back losses to Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem.
After retiring, Lesnar returned to World Wrestling Entertainment and will be under contract with the organization until 2015.