Brock Lesnar took some time away from UFC, but shortly made a return as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter. Brock's opposition, Junior Dos Santos, was scheduled to compete against Brock at UFC 131 with a shot at the Heavyweight Championship on the line.
Sadly, Brock was hit with another bout of diverticulitus and was forced to withdraw from the fight. Once again, speculation started as to whether or not Brock would return to UFC and continue his career.
Meanwhile, Shane Carwin replaced Brock in the fight against Junior Dos Santos. Junior went on to defeat Carwin and earn a shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
After surgery, Brock announced that he was ready to return to UFC. Dana White booked Brock to take on the monstrous Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 on December 30, 2011 with a shot at new UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos on the line.
Both huge men went into this fight very confident. Once again, Brock may have had the advantage if the fight got to the ground, but there was no doubt that Overeem had a heavy advantage in the stand-up game.
When the fight started, Brock tried to stand with Overeem, but was quickly struck with a variety of intense, painful strikes. Overeem connected with a vicious kick to the sternum of Lesnar, dropping the former UFC Heavyweight Champion. Overeem followed with a flurry of punches that caused the referee to stop the fight and award Overeem a TKO victory at 2:26 in the first round.
After the fight, Brock announced his retirement from the UFC.
Brock Lesnar had many challenges during his MMA career. Every fight that he had was against a viable championship contender. Not once did Dana White give Lesnar a tune-up fight against someone near the bottom of the division.
Brock finished with a 5-3 MMA record.
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