Michelle Beadle interviewed WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar on ESPN SportsCenter on Tuesday evening. It was there Brock officially announced that he has signed a new contract with WWE at this week's Monday Night Raw and has retired from UFC. He stated Vince McMahon made him an offer that he couldn't refuse.
Brock confirmed he's been training for the past couple of months to get back into the octagon (I told you all he was looking "fight ready") but something lacked mentally.
He also confirmed talks with Dana White, Lorenzo & Frank Feritta and Vince about his future. He discussed in detail his fighting career ending due to diverticulitis but said he was officially closing the door on MMA.
Brock talked about getting full-time pay in WWE for a part-time schedule. He also talked about hating being on the road everyday and the miles wearing on him during his first run with the cmopany.
Footage of the interview is currently available at this link and embedded in the video below:
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We reported Monday morning here on Wrestling News World Premium that Vince was meeting with Brock Lesnar at Staples Center in Los Angeles to make a big push to get him to sign a new contract.
In that report, we detailed that Vince was posturing the money and terms offered at Raw was the most generous WWE would be offering and any offer after his contract expires would be less lucrative.
While Vince wanted to keep Brock's future with WWE in question, in hopes of generating more curiosity and hype around Wrestlemania, Brock wanted to go public with it. The next part is where things get interesting.
We'll have more shortly.