Dana White said that Brock Lesnar is done with MMA. This spoils the plan that Daniel Cormier had to go out on a high note by making a truckload of cash. White came out and said that DC and Stipe Miocic have agreed to run it back again instead.
White spoke to ESPN and shared the news. ESPN Staff Writer Brett Okamoto had the story:
“With Brock Lesnar informing UFC president Dana White that he doesn’t intend to fight again, the UFC is close to finalizing a heavyweight title matchup between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic for a pay-per-view event on Aug. 17, in Anaheim, California.
Both sides have verbally agreed to the fight, though contracts are not yet signed. Cormier confirmed to ESPN that he is in the process of finalizing the bout, as did Miocic. UFC president Dana White confirmed the pay-per-view date and location.
“I’m ready,” Miocic told ESPN. “I’ve been ready. And I’m going to take back what’s mine.”
White told ESPN earlier Tuesday that Lesnar (5-3) informed him “he’s done” as a mixed martial arts fighter. The UFC had discussed booking a title fight between Lesnar and Cormier this summer, but Lesnar informed White last week that he is retired.
“He told me he’s done. He’s retired,” White told ESPN.”