Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest star, Brock Lesnar, has officially retired after a devastating first round stoppage by a leg kick to the body from Alistair Overeem at UFC 141.
Lesnar a former WWE champion in professional wrestling and a NCAA champion in college, abandoned his wrestling background and tried to stand toe to toe with Alistair Overeem and played right into the K1 level strikers game.
Lesnar looked like he was trying to make a point at critics who said he was afraid to get hit by standing with a kickboxer of Overeem’s caliber. Overeem had no respect for Brock Lesnar and would use his head movement to avoid any punch thrown by Lesnar and even tied Lesnar up and landed powerful knees to the body that hurt Lesnar early.
The finish came from a left kick to the liver which caused Lesnar to drop to his knees in pain once Alistair saw this he went in for the kill and started unleashing multiple punches as Lesnar covered up with no response forcing the referee Mario Yamasaki to call a halt to the fight.
Alistair Overeem made a statement in his UFC debut. Alistair is a decorated MMA fighter with belts in DREAM and Strikeforce who also held a championship in K1 kickboxing. His next fight will be a title fight against UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos who is considered the best boxer in the division.
After his fight at UFC 141, Brock Lesnar announced his retirement and leaves the UFC as a former champion and as the sports biggest Pay-Per-View attraction averaging 1 million PPV buys per event he headlined.