Brock Lesnar said tonight was his last fight in the Octagon.
After his loss to Alistair Overeem, Lesnar may be moving on to greener pastures, as he told Joe Rogan during the UFC 141 pay-per-view telecast that he intended to retire from the UFC. His time as UFC's cash cow is likely over.
Lesnar rose to the top of the WWE after getting a big push from the company as the "Next Big Thing"—to the chagrin of many of his fellow wrestlers.
Now, having legitimately established himself in and out of a WWE ring, it'd make more sense for the WWE to turn to him to revive their otherwise stale ratings as of late.
John Cena isn't being well received by fans like he used to. He seemingly draws cheers from only kids and parents of said kids.
Lesnar has been battling an intestinal disease for over a year. He indicated to Rogan that his health and ability in the Octagon have been affected greatly by this. Undoubtedly, he's lucky to be alive. Many people have fallen to this disease, diverticulitis.
The WWE has many solid main eventers either at the top of the company or on their way up (CM Punk, Cena, The Miz, Randy Orton, etc at the top with Zack Ryder, Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus and Mark Henry a notch below). Yet, the WWE could benefit greatly from a Lesnar return.
In previous interviews, he seems to have distanced himself from the WWE, but Lesnar had a verbal disagreement with The Undertaker after UFC 121. Could Undertaker have been there as a seed for a long-term build up?
Could Lesnar to come back to pro wrestling and end the Undertaker's streak at WrestleMania in 2012?
Lesnar agreed to be included in the latest WWE video game, WWE '12. Could this have been an olive branch between Lesnar and the company to smooth a few bumps over from the past?
Now with his UFC run almost 100 percent certainly over, Lesnar may turn to another avenue to keep his spotlight. A return to the WWE, a place where he still has many fans, would be logical.
I'm not going to engulf all of the WWE section of B/R by saying a return to the WWE would be easy because it's fake. It's not "fake," it's staged. We've all had this talk before.
It'd be easier for Lesnar to return, because the physical toll on his body would be less than that of a UFC fighter.
All of this is speculation. But with his untimely exit from UFC, his marketability and his history with pro wrestling and his recent inclusion in WWE '12, could Lesnar make a return to the WWE as soon as the Royal Rumble?