Brock Lesnar Turned Down Offer from Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Steven MuehlhausenContributor IIIApril 17, 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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Brock Lesnar has been retired from MMA since UFC 141 last December, and yet he is still making headlines.

After an eight-year hiatus from the WWE, Lesnar returned April 2nd on Monday Night Raw, as he gave WWE superstar John Cena his old finishing move: the F5.

Lesnar has since appeared on Raw two times and will be making his long anticipated return to the squared circle on Sunday, April 29th at Extreme Rules in Chicago against Cena.

A lot of the public has said that Lesnar had one foot out the door after his loss to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 in October 2011, and going though the motions against Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 in December.

Another criticism of Lesnar in his UFC days was that he didn't like to get hit in training camp and never really worked on his standup game. I spoke to famed boxing expert Percy Crawford, who now writes for, who gave an interesting note that could prove that theory to be true.

"I actually offered I believe it was before the Shane Carwin fight (at UFC 116). His friend Paul Heyman took him with Floyd Mayweather, Sr.," Crawford told me.

"Heyman said, 'You know what? That's not a bad idea. Let me talk to Brock and get back with ya.'

"And then it was kinda like, uh Brock's kinda comfortable in Minnesota. We're gonna go with what we have."

Mayweather Sr, who's the father and former trainer of boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., has also trained the likes of Ricky Hatton, BJ Penn and former boxing great Oscar De La Hoya in the past.

You can listen to the full interview here.

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