More on Brock Lesnar's contract renewal, Vince's offer, officially closing door on MMA?
As we noted earlier, Triple H announced on Twitter that Brock Lesnar has signed a multi-year contract with WWE. This news was first revealed by Lesnar himself in an interview with sports personality and hardcore wrestling fan Michelle Beadle on ESPN’s Sports Center.
Lesnar told that he signed a new deal on Raw in Los Angeles last Monday night after being given an offer by Vince McMahon which he couldn’t refuse. He added that it took him a year to decide on this issue and he wanted to announce it himself.
Lesnar confirms officially closing the door on MMA
The reigning WWE World Heavyweight champion also stated that he got choked at one point and said that his legacy in pro wrestling is not over but his legacy in the UFC Octagon is over. He also said that he wants to have fun and something was missing mentally while he’s been training for a return to MMA.
Lesnar feels he was born to be an entertainer and wondered what he would have to gain if he did return to UFC. He confirmed that he has officially closed the door on MMA and affirmed that he was born to entertain and wondered whether a UFC return would serve his purpose.
He said that UFC president Dana White agrees with his decision and his appearance at UFC 185 was not a tactical negotiation but he wanted to see Ronda Rousey fight and personally feel that atmosphere one final time.
Wanted fans to know that he will be walking out as champion
Lesnar pressed that the offer made to him by Vince was irrefutable and wanted the WWE fans to know it before Wrestlemania 31. He added that he wanted it to be fair for the fans to know that he will be walking out of Mania as the Champion.
To a question on how much fun is he going to have at WrestleMania 31 by former WWE announcer Jonathan Coachman, Lesnar replied that he always has fun and the viewers of his matches always have fun too. Lesnar said he loves the pro wrestling business and hates the travel so this new deal is good for him.
Here is the interview on ESPN with Michelle Beadle.