Alistair Overeem dominated Brock Lesnar on his way to a first round knockout in their heavyweight battle at UFC 141. Lesnar, who has suffered through well documented medical issues, didn’t look to be in great shape and put up very little defense. Overeem, in contrast, was very aggressive and hurt Lesnar several times which included a devastating kick to Lesnar’s midsection that crumbled the former UFC Heavyweight Champion to the mat before the fight was stopped.
Overeem improved to 36-11-1 with the win and is on a collision course with the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion, the 14-1 Junior Del Santos. Brock Lesnar who was also a former NCAA wrestling champion and a former WWE heavyweight champion, dropped to 5-3 and shocked UFC President Dana White by immediately retiring from the UFC following the fight. The immediate impact of the announcement was felt in the world of professional wrestling as well with rumors beginning to swirl that Lesnar’s return to WWE may be imminent.
Lesnar wrestled for Vince McMahon’s WWE from 2002-2004 and left on very poor terms with McMahon even suing Lesnar when he began competing for New Japan Pro Wrestling right before his run with the UFC. McMahon may want do business with Lesnar despite their history as WWE has recently been suffering from a lack of star power and poor ratings. Lordsofpain.net reports that when asked about Lesnar returning to WWE during the post fight press conference, Dana White responded by saying Lesnar retired but is still under contract to the UFC. White did not rule out the possibility of coming to terms on the release of Lesnar which then would allow him to return to WWE.