◦Brock Lesnar recently told UFC of his decision to officially retire from MMA, according to a spokesman for the company. Lesnar – who is serving a one-year suspension for a positive drug test – was eligible to return to the sport on July 15, 2017. By officially retiring, Lesnar is no longer subjected to drug testing (he has been removed from the USADA pool) and will not have to report his whereabouts to USADA officials.
◦Over the past few months, rumors had begun to swirl that Lesnar would turn his attentions back to pro wrestling, which does not subject him to the same drug testing requirements since he is considered a part-time performer whereas the WWE’s program only applies to full-time talent.
◦Lesnar has also begun to take more wrestling dates, specifically on Raw, and ultimately he makes more money in WWE over the course of a year than he would have in UFC.
◦It should be noted that despite retiring from the UFC, Lesnar is not expected to significantly pick up his WWE non-televised live event participation.