Brock Lesnar Retires: WWE Return Isn't in Cards for Former UFC Champ

Tom KinslowFeatured ColumnistDecember 31, 2011

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 13:  MMA fighter Brock Lesnar(C)  speaks with Kevin Harvick(L), driver of the #29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet, and team owner Richard Childress during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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The Next Big Thing isn't coming through that curtain.

In the wake of another loss and his stunning retirement from UFC, Brock Lesnar will inevitably be linked to the WWE.

The former UFC champ recently appeared in the WWE '12 video game and had a confrontation with the Undertaker in the not-so-distant past. It would be an obvious career path for the man whose body has betrayed him and forced him out of the Octagon, but it isn't happening now, later or in the distant future.

If Lesnar can't handle the rigorous strain of the UFC, what is he doing to do going town to town wrestling 50-plus shows a year? It's not going to happen. The former WWE star left the business because his body couldn't handle all of the bumps and bruises that come with the sports entertainment industry the first time around, and he was in the prime of his life.

At this stage of the game, Lesnar needs to find a career path that is going to be easier on his body, and the WWE would just break him down past his breaking point. In his latest UFC defeat, we saw a man who couldn't take contact and his body just gave out from the stress. 

Fans will push for a WWE return, and Lesnar may even consider it, seeing as Vince McMahon pays very well, but deep down in his heart, he knows it's not for him. The former champion knew that his body couldn't handle the world of MMA, and it's why he smartly walked away before he did more long-term damage to his body.

Lesnar's health has been an issue in recent years, and now is the time to take some time off, consult with doctors and get better. What we saw tonight was not a man who looked healthy, and quite frankly, it was scary to watch.

A WWE fan would be big business for everyone involved, by anyone with common sense would tell you that it's not something Lesnar should be doing after what we've seen.