Report: Dana White Comments on Brock Lesnar’s Decision to Retire From MMA
By FCF Staff
On Tuesday, Brock Lesnar informed the world that he’s signed a new WWE deal, and has closed the book on his MMA career, and UFC President Dana White says he supports the former champ’s decision.
Lesnar made the announcement while appearing on ESPN’s SportsCenter, and while doing so, he acknowledged that he was strongly considering a UFC return, but that “something lacked mentally”. The 37 year-old also said that the UFC made him a sizeable offer, but Lesnar noted that competing in MMA requires a larger time commitment and involves more risks.
White spoke with FOX Sports after Lesnar’s deal was announced, and here is some of what he had to say (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I’m happy for him,” White said. “He was always a standup guy. I knew about this three hours ago. He called us and let us know. From what I understand Vince [McMahon] made him a deal that he couldn’t refuse, which is awesome. I’m happy to hear that. I’m happy for both of them.”
“This is a sport where you’ve got to be all in,” said White. “You’ve got to be like McGregor and Aldo. Brock had a really good stint here. He did some amazing things and it was fun to have him.”
Lesnar retires from MMA having gone 5-3, after making his pro debut in 2007.