LAS VEGAS — Following Alistair Overeem‘s crushing first round defeat of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in Saturday night’s UFC 141 main event, the former WWE superstar said he was officially retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts and it was his last time inside the UFC Octagon.
Lesnar said the last couple of years have been very hard for him citing his “disease” (diverticulitis) as the main source of his difficulty. Thoughts of that 12-inches of colon that was removed from his body had to be going through his mind as he took multiple K-1 caliber Overeem knees to the gut.
If that was not enough, how about a big K-1 caliber kick right to the mid-section, it toppled the giant — the sword on his chest turning into a pocket knife as he shrunk to the canvas covering up and wanting out.
Overeem then gave Lesnar one final right hand to the body and referee Mario Yamasaki had seen enough. He stepped in and saved Lesnar from further damage. The big man was safe. He stood up fairly quickly disappointed but without a mark on his face.
Lesnar made his pro MMA debut in June 2007. His mixed martial arts career lasted four-and-a-half years with a final record of 5-3. Lesnar had wins over Heath Herring, Randy Couture, Frank Mir and Shane Carwin.