UFC 141: 3 Reasons Brock Lesnar Should Leave MMA After Loss to Alistair Overeem
For former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, Friday night's battle with Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 became his farewell bout in the sport.
The former WWE star would have liked to parlay his career on the road back to another shot at the title, though the Strikeforce transplant had other things in mind.
For all of the accolades that Lesnar has garnered in his career, the North Dakota native made the right call in stepping away.
No Spring Chicken
Though Lesnar is relatively young in his mixed martial arts career, he entered this sport on the heels of a collegiate wrestling background that he only continued to utilize in some aspects when he was in the WWE.
Lesnar jumped from the professional wrestling circuit straight into the thick of the heavyweight division and at 34 years old, Lesnar stepped away at just the right time.
One Trick Pony
A former NCAA Division I champion, Lesnar hails from a touted wrestling background which has carried him throughout all of his five victories in the sport.
However, Lesnar has solely utilized his strongest skill in order to carry him to a win, but against the top competitors in the world, Lesnar's main asset will always be neutralized by better opposition.
Not Used to Taking Punishment
Lesnar has not been groomed for punishment like most.
Sure, he was used to taking some bumps in the ring and was courageous enough to return to the cage twice after his battles with diverticulitis, but none of those compromising situations could prepare Lesnar to take punches to the face on a regular basis.
It's something that the Death Clutch fighter has struggled with consistently in his career and it became abundantly clear once again in his battle with Overeem.