WWE Reaction to UFC 141: Did Brock Lesnar Lose on Purpose?

David RutterCorrespondent IIIJanuary 1, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 13:  MMA fighter Brock Lesnar walks in the garage area during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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As everyone knows, Brock Lesnar got knocked out pretty fast in his comeback fight Friday night. In fact, it was like Brock wasn't even fighting and instead it was a poorly trained clone. 

Almost immediately after his defeat Lesnar announced during the pay-per-view telecast that he was retiring, and as many of you have read, since then people have been anticipating his return to World Wrestling Entertainment.

I actually wrote an article yesterday as to why the company or fans don't need him back (from a business not a personal standpoint).

However, this article isn't about whether he should return; it's about the recent remarks made by the first Undisputed Champion, Chris Jericho.

Yesterday Jericho Tweeted:

"Lesnar just took a dive...."

Odds are Jericho is just working people and trying to get everyone off his back in regards to who the mystery man that will be returning tomorrow night on Raw. Plus, it's Chris Jericho, this is what he does!

However lets just imagine for a second that Jericho wasn't trying to blow smoke and actually might believe Lesnar took a dive. Hypothetically of course.

Anything is possible.

Lesnar is by no means old, but he sure has had a few rough years with his health and he's not the dominate fighter he once was, he had a decent run for someone who entered the sport much later in life than most do and maybe he realized that he just didn't need or want to continue to train 6-10 months a year for one fight that he could possibly lose and be a laughing stock. Maybe he realized that he could make much more money for a months work while being almost universally cheered and still looked at like a monster.

If you haven't understood what I'm getting at, I'm saying maybe Lesnar took a dive to actually go back to the one place he seemed to hate.....professional wrestling.

The last six months seem way too coincidental and I don't believe in coincidences.

In June, CM Punk mentions Brock Lesnar during his shoot promo.

In July, Dana White visited WWE HQ and had a meeting with Vince McMahon.

Lesnar then appeared in the new WWE 12 video game. This is the first time Lesnar had been associated with a WWE product in years.

Then during during a pre-fight press conference, Lesnar made some (in hindsight) interesting remarks where he said "Wrestling is fake" and "I am Brock Lesnar the UFC fighter."

Just a few hours later he was Brock Lesnar the retired UFC fighter.

Now as I said, Jericho is probably just working everyone and he knew what he tweeted would go viral...and it did! But do you (the reader) think what he said has any merit to it? Do you think Brock took a dive so he could go make more money for one match then just disappear forever.

People will remember him much more as a dominate force if he goes back to WWE and destroys people compared to getting his butt kicked in UFC. No man likes to be remembered as someone who loses. 



It appears that I need to clarify the subject of the article because apparently some people have been getting upset and taking the idea of this article to the extreme.

This was just a scenario I put together, I never said Jericho was right or that Lesnar took a dive, it was all a hypothetical situation in which I asked you (the reader) to chime in and ask whether you thought it was possible.

What I wrote here was not my personal opinions, it was just a topic to get people to throw out ideas and talk.