Back at WrestleMania XX, it was widely believed, though not confirmed, that Brock Lesnar was planning on walking away from WWE. He did, trying football until finding his grove in mixed-martial arts. Today, it was announced that Lesnar is staying with WWE for a couple more years, putting to rest the idea that he is going back to UFC.
Lesnar himself announced the re-upping with World Wrestling Entertainment today on ESPN, confirming that he is retired from MMA and UFC.
“Last night, old Vince McMahon put on the offer on the table that I couldn’t refuse,” Lesnar told ESPN. “It really comes down to business and money and health and well being, I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum. I’ve been in a bad position with my health. I’ve been in a bad position with my money. Now I’m in a great position with both and I’m happy. I love what I’m doing. I work part time with full time pay like everybody wants but you can’t have. Just me. So I’m happy.”
On Twitter, Triple H confirmed that Lesnar, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, re-signed a long-term deal with the company: “@BrockLesnar is a global attraction. Happy to have him re-sign a multi-year contract with @WWE. @espn @MichelleDBeadle”
On Sunday at WrestleMania 31, Lesnar defends the WWE World title against challenger Roman Reigns.
— SLAM! Wrestling