At UFC 141, the sport witnessed the fall and exit of arguably the most imposing heavyweight fighter to ever grace the cage.
Former champion Brock Lesnar took on Strikeforce transplant Alistair Overeem in a highly anticipated blockbuster fight, though the bout failed to live up to any real expectations as "The Demolition Man" brutalized the former collegiate wrestler.
After fending off one takedown early, Overeem's confidence grew as the K-1 vet blasted Lesnar with knees to the body, wilting him against the fence where a kick to the midsection and subsequent short rights to the head and body sealed the first-round TKO victory.
Following the decisive finish, Lesnar announced his retirement from the sport, something that he intended to do should he suffer defeat once again.
It was the second consecutive loss for Lesnar, who returned to the Octagon following invasive surgery which saw the North Dakota native have more than 12 inches of his colon removed following his second battle with diverticulitis—a common digestive disease.
Lesnar has made no indication where his future will lead him next, though UFC President Dana White has officially given the former heavyweight kingpin his blessings should the enigmatic fight chose to return to his original profession as a professional wrestler.
"Yes, he can go. He can go to the [WWE]," said White, who was exiting a night club out of Hollywood, California early this week, slightly more inebriated than usual.
"You might be drunker than I am right now," joked White to the reporter at hand.