In the article, Brock Lesnar confirmed that he was offered a new WWE deal at Raw this week, and it was one he could not refuse. He added the deal is indeed for 3 years.
“The fighter in me wants to continue, but at this stage in my life, it ain’t just about me anymore,” Lesnar said. “You put your pride to the side. You hug your wife and your kids. I’m a 37-year-old man, and some days I feel like I’m 80, just with all the things I’ve experienced, all the things I’ve done. I feel fortunate about it. It’s like, what else can I do? Why go backward?”
With regards to UFC, Lesnar noted the promotion made him an offer which was “10 times” more than he previously made in UFC. After Lesnar turned down the offer, UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta actually doubled the offer, but Lesnar told him the decision was not about the money. Lesnar noted he called UFC officials to inform them of his decision as he was pulling into the ESPN studios to make his announcement.
“I’m riding the caboose of my sports career. I just barely caught this thing. I’ll see you the next time,” Lesnar added.