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Brock Lesnar Retires After UFC 141 Loss to Alistair Overeem

Brock LesnarBrock Lesnar ended his MMA career on Friday night after the former UFC heavyweight champion suffered a first-round TKO to Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 141 in Las Vegas.

Fighting for the first time since losing the heavyweight title to Cain Velasquez 14 months ago, Lesnar was dropped by a body kick to the liver and Overeem pounced for the finish with punches on the ground.

Lesnar, a former WWE superstar and NCAA wrestling champion, ends his MMA career at 5-3. After suffering a first-round submission to Frank Mir in his Octagon debut in 2008, Lesnar rebounded with a win over Heath Herring and claimed the UFC title in his next fight with a knockout of Randy Couture.

Lesnar defended the title over Frank Mir and Shane Carwin, but was sidelined twice for extended periods by diverticulitis, which culminated in surgery to have a foot of his colon removed earlier this year.

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