Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar had a big fight on Dec. 30 facing Alistair Overeem. Lesnar suffered a loss and announced he is going to retire.
Alistair Overeem put an end to Brock Lesnar’s career at UFC 141 on Friday night. Lesnar loss the fight in the first round, after Overeem stopped the monster with a brutal kick to his body.
According to ABC, Lesnar was the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view star, and the former champ made his return at UFC 141 after an absence of 14 months, thanks to an injury. Lesnar’s return was short lived after Alistair left Lesnar staggering against the cage.
The Associated Press reports that Lesnar is now retiring from the sport. Lesnar said that the fight was his last fight and he has a difficult couple of years. Lesnar is a former NCAA champion wrestler and pro-wrestler who rose very quickly to the top of MMA. However, Lesnar has only fought three times in the past 2 and half years. This was because he was battling with a lower-intestinal ailment, diverticulitis, which almost cost him his life.
According to the Telegraph, diverticulitis was the reason why Lesnar had to get part of his colon removed.
Overeem seemed to target Lesnar’s body with kicks and knee strikes. Overeem will now face Junior Dos Santos in 2012. Dos Santos is one of the best hand strikers in the UFC, and he is also the UFC heavyweight champion.