By Brian Yalung
Brock Lesnar will no longer be returning to the Octagon, announcing his retirement from UFC action. It will be the “Beast Incarnate’s” second time since he first walked away in 2011.
Prior to the announcement, Lesnar was serving the suspension meted out by USADA. After making short work of Mark Hunt at UFC 200, the 39-year-old fighter tested positive for the estrogen blocker clomiphene. A UFC official informed USA Today of Lesnar’s retirement.
The move removes Lesnar from the USADA drug-testing pool. Should he for some reason to decide to return to UFC action, he will need to serve out the remainder of his one-year suspension.
Lesnar is currently tied up with the WWE and is set to face Bill Goldberg for Wrestlemania 33 on April 2 in Orlando. With Lesnar likely to focus on his WWE stint, it remains to be seen if he will be seen more frequently at regular WWE shows.