The biggest news of the week surprised the MMA world as it was released that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is now a free agent.
Lesnar cut ties with the WWE which led to plenty of speculation whether he will return to the UFC.
Many believe he will never return to the octagon and among those critics is the last man to defeat Lesnar in a real fight.
Alistair Overeem knocked out Brock Lesnar in 2011 with a kick to the body at UFC 141, which ultimately forced Lesnar to retire from fighting.
“I don’t think he’s gonna come back,” Overeem told TMZ Sports. “He’s 43 years old. To be honest, I don’t think he’s gonna come back. The last time he came back, it was a debacle so I don’t think he’s gonna come back.
I was wrong about the last time though because I predicted the same thing. It actually did become a debacle, but we’ll see what happens.”
Although Overeem doesn’t think Lesnar will retire, fantasy matchmaking has already taken over social media. Many suggesting a fight with former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. While others have suggested Overeem as Lesnar’s next opponent.
Overeem didn’t reject the idea but he believes the fight will never happen.
“I beat him up,” Overeem said. “So if somebody wants a rematch, it would be him. I already did it. Why would I chase him? Who cares about Brock? Which fans? He’s not coming back. He’s 43 years old, he’s flunked tests, it’s over with him. He’s not coming back. Last time the waived the testing for him and still he got into trouble.
It’s been a debacle. He’s not gonna come back. Listen, if he does, all hats off to him, but I don’t think he’s gonna come back.”
This weekend Overeem will fight Augusto Sakai in the main event at UFC Vegas 9. For now, Lesnar will have to wait.
“I think I’m the best that I ever was because I’m still learning, I’m still growing,” Overeem concluded. “But at the same time, I’m 40 years old. I still have a couple more fights but probably one, two, maybe three years and then I’m gonna call it quits.”