For the past few months, there has been speculation as to what former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar is going to do in the future.
While it should be a no brainer for the beast incarnate to continue his career in World Wrestling Entertainment, one also has to understand the competitive nature and the ego of a man, who has dominated in the past.
During his career at the University of Minnesota, Lesnar was practically unstoppable as he compiled a 106-5 record, was a two time All-American, and a former NCAA heavyweight champion.
When Lesnar arrived onto the scene in the UFC, he became an immediate box office sensation due to his immense popularity in the WWE. More importantly, Lesnar was an actual badass inside the octagon as he was the UFC heavyweight champion in just over a year.
However, Lesnar would end up suffering from a rare disease called diverticulitis, clearly hindering Lesnar’s strength, which is never a good thing in a sport where you are attempting to over-power your opponent.
After a short and successful career in the UFC, Lesnar decided to retire in 2011 and would re-emerge back in the WWE in 2012. Since his return, Lesnar has broken the Undertaker’s streak and decimated the face of the WWE, John Cena.
With Brock Lesnar’s contract set to expire the day after Wrestlemania, rumors have been swirling as to where the beast incarnate will land next.
Does Brock Lesnar go back to the UFC, where athletes go through a rigorous camp and put their bodies on the line a lot more. Or does Lesnar stay in the WWE, where he can wrestle part time and still be a main attraction?
As previously mentioned, Brock Lesnar returned in 2012 and since that time has wrestled in 10 matches and has made millions upon millions of dollars.
Furthermore, at the age of 37, how many fights does Lesnar realistically think he has left in him inside the octagon? 2? 3? On the other hand, we have seen wrestlers in the WWE perform at a high level well into their 50’s.
Seems like a no brainer for Brock Lesnar to stay in the WWE.
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