Video: Brock Lesnar drills wrestling with Gable Steveson at University of Minnesota

Brock Lesnar is retired from MMA, but he hasn’t stopped drilling his combat sports roots. The WWE superstar spent time Friday at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, wrestling Gophers sophomore Gable Steveson. Lesnar wrestled his junior and senior years at Minnesota after transferring from Bismarck State College in North Dakota. Over the span […]

Mark Hunt explodes after judge dismisses remainder of lawsuit against the UFC, Dana White and Brock Lesnar 

Mark Hunt will step on the scale Thursday evening for UFC Fight Night 33 weigh-ins. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt’s fight against the UFC is finished, and he didn’t come away with a win. A judge in the U.S. district court in Nevada ruled in favor of the UFC while dismissing the reminder […]

Today in MMA History: Cain Velasquez dethrones Brock Lesnar, who faces the beginning of the end

(Editor’s note: This story first published on Oct. 23, 2017.) On a crisp October evening in Anaheim, Calif., the UFC heavyweight champion marched into a packed arena, shoved a police officer out of his way, and then promptly got his behind handed to him by a challenger who shrugged off a 20-pound weight difference to […]

Watch Cain Velasquez take talents to WWE, tackle Brock Lesnar on FOX debut

It appears Cain Velasquez is taking his talents to the WWE. The former UFC champion has dabble in professional wrestling over the past few months, but Friday night he took things to a whole new level. In the final moments of WWE’s highly anticipated FOX debut, Velasquez made an unexpected appearance to confront old rival […]

Cain Velasquez in talks with WWE and other pro wrestling groups, possible match with Brock Lesnar

Cain Velasquez | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had a recent meeting and other negotiations with World Wrestling Entertainment and either he or his reps have had talks of late with four of the major groups around the world. According to WWE sources, Velasquez and his reps had recent talks […]

Jon Jones says he’d embarrass Brock Lesnar if they fought

For months, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones shut down the idea of meeting Daniel Cormier at heavyweight. Every time someone brought up the notion, Jones insisted that a third fight with the former UFC heavyweight champion, if it was going to happen, must be contested at 205 pounds, where their first two fights (the […]

Dana White Claims Brock Lesnar ‘Made The Right Decision’ in Retiring from MMA

After months of teasing and speculation over whether he would return to the UFC to challenge for Daniel Cormier’s heavyweight title and provide a likely blockbuster payday to himself and “DC,” Brock Lesnar has reportedly retired from MMA. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White: Brock Lesnar ‘made the right decision’ to not return to the UFC

Brock Lesnar has apparently closed the door on his fighting career for good and UFC president Dana White believes he made the right call. Since last July when he stepped into the Octagon to confront new heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier following Cormier’s knockout win over Stipe Miocic, Lesnar was rumored for a return to fighting […]

The Break: Fatherhood’s effect on ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, Bellator’s sick KO, bye-bye Brock

Ever have one of those weeks and/or weekends when, by the time you get to Monday, you can barely remember everything that happened? That’s more or less every week in the world of combat sports, where the realm of the bizarrely newsworthy is pretty much where we live. Which is why MMA Junkie columnist Ben […]

The A-Side Live Chat: Iaquinta vs. Cerrone, Brock Lesnar, UFC Fort Lauderdale aftermath, DC vs. Miocic 2, Rory MacDonald, more

This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. Today on the show, Shaun will be joined by The Man In The Hat himself, Chuck Mindenhall, to discuss the latest developments in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Brock Lesnar has told Dana White that he’s retiring, so what does that mean for the rest of the […]

Leave it to Brock Lesnar to place us on hold and then hang up

Among the many straight-faced declarations he’s broadcasted over the years, one of Dana White’s favorites is that he doesn’t wait on anybody. If you have a champion — or even a contender — who is suspended, or injured, or who is simply dawdling, the show must go on. He will find an interim belt lying […]

Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 2 targeted for August after Dana White says Brock Lesnar retired

When it comes to Daniel Cormier defending his heavyweight title against Brock Lesnar, UFC president Dana White has shifted completely. No longer is it that fight even a possibility. Why? Because Lesnar said so. But the UFC has a backup plan in place. On Tuesday night, ESPN reported that the UFC is moving on from […]

Brock Lesnar to retire, UFC looking at Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic rematch

It doesn’t look like Brock Lesnar will be back in the Octagon after all. On Tuesday evening, ESPN reported that Lesnar, 41, has spoken to UFC president Dana White about officially retiring from MMA competition. “Brock Lesnar told me he’s done,” White told ESPN. “He’s retiring.” MMA Fighting subsequently confirmed news of Lesnar’s intentions to […]

With Brock Lesnar Reportedly Retired, Daniel Cormier-Stipe Miocic 2 Targeted for August

Brock Lesnar apparently isn’t making another UFC return, so Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic are going to run it back. View full post on Recent News on

The A-Side Live Chat: T.J. Dillashaw suspension, UFC 236, Brock Lesnar, Lobov vs. Malignaggi, ONE, more

This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. Today on the show, we’ll be talking about T.J. Dillashaw’s two-year suspension from USADA for failing a drug test. What are the big takeaways from the news? What does the former UFC bantamweight champion’s positive drug test for EPO indicate? What kind of damage does this […]

WrestleMania 35 results: Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar dethroned

For the second straight year, former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stepped into WWE’s squared circle in front of thousands of screaming fans at WrestleMania 35. Last year, “Rowdy” made her in-ring debut alongside fellow Olympian Kurt Angle as they successfully defeated the team of Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon. This year, however, […]

Dana White Expects To Hear From Brock Lesnar and Plan UFC Return After WrestleMania

It seems like a distant dream when former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar confronted newly-crowned champ Daniel Cormier after his win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 last July. View full post on Recent News on

Junior dos Santos: Jon Jones challenging Daniel Cormier at heavyweight makes more sense than Brock Lesnar

Junior dos Santos can name a number of potential deserving title contenders for UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. That list does not include Brock Lesnar. Dos Santos, the former heavyweight champ, was unequivocal of his criticism of the possibility of Lesnar returning to the UFC after three years and getting an immediate title shot against […]

Trading Shots: Junior Dos Santos isn’t wrong about the absurdity of a potential Brock Lesnar title shot, and yet …

Junior Dos Santos wants almost anyone but Brock Lesnar to fight for the UFC heavyweight title next. And yet, don’t we all know who it’ll be, even if JDS is right that it makes no sense? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. […]

Photos: Brock Lesnar through the years

Check out these photos highlighting Brock Lesnar’s career through the years. View full post on MMA Junkie

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