To Lesnar or NOT to Lesnar.....

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*UFC: ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported that Brock Lesnar has given notice to the UFC that he has retired & will NOT be facing Daniel Cormier in a superfight later this year. Cormier will now be facing former Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic on August 17th.

Parlay Point: Well, the drama is over in some degree and restarted in another. Lesnar’s return to the UFC has been much talked about ever since he showed up for the first Cormier-Miocic fight in July 2018 & was involved in a post fight incident with Cormier. Since this moment, it was heavily rumored that Lesnar would eventually fight Cormier in one of the most hyped up fights in recent memory. Now*, this is not happening.

I say this with an asterisk because until we get to August, anything is possible. Take a look at how many times Conor McGregor has “retired” only to come back & be thrown right into a high profile fight. I can fully see this being the case with Lesnar, but I hope that doesn’t happen. I’ve long said Miocic & his championship defense record has more than deserved an immediate rematch with Cormier & he now finally has it. This fight SHOULD have happened sooner but when one of the biggest pay-per-view draws wants to fight, the business aspect takes over followed by a long waiting game.

With this hurdle now out of the way, we, the fans, get the fight that makes the most sense. Let’s just hope there isn’t a tag out that the ref doesn’t see & we have to start this saga all over again. The belt needs to be defended and this is the fight it should happen in.