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Brock Lesnar Returns to WWE

If you didn't think his retirement from MMA was definite, it is now.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returned to his old stomping grounds last night, appearing on WWE's "Monday Night Raw" in front of a jam-packed house at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. It was Lesnar's first time in a WWE ring in eight years.

Lesnar decided to hang up the gloves following a first-round TKO loss to Alistair Overeem this past December. Lesnar compiled a 5-3 record in the sport, defeated Randy Couture in November 2008 to win the UFC heavyweight title and then defended it twice. Video of Lesnar's return is after the jump.

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The Daily Recap: UFC 141 PPV Buys Estimated at 750,000, Two UFC Vets to Bellator & More

Brock Lesnar. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— Dave Meltzer and his Wrestling Observer Newsletter has released an estimate of pay-per-view buys for last weekend's UFC 141 event, which was headlined by Alistair Overeem sending Brock Lesnar into retirement with a first-round TKO win. According to Meltzer, the official number of buys hovers somewhere in between the 750,000 and 810,000 mark, which is good news for the UFC since it has been a down year in sales. Meltzer also added that if the event took place on New Year's Eve, buys could have exceeded one million. [Bloody Elbow via F4W]

— UFC veterans Brian Foster and Jon Madsen have both reportedly been booked to participate in Bellator's upcoming respective welterweight and heavyweight tournaments later this year. Foster will participate in an eight-man 170 lb tourney starting in March while Madsen is expected to be a contender in a field of heavyweights in the second half of 2012. [Sherdog & MMA Junkie]

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The Daily Recap: Two Bouts Set for UFC 145, Ken Stone Catches Injury Bug & More

Mark Hominick. Photo by Al Iaquinta/Sherdog.com.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— The UFC today announced a pair of bouts for UFC 145, which is slated for the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 24. Mark Hominick will attempt to bounce back from a devastating knockout loss to Chan Sung Jung in a featherweight bout against California fight scene veteran Eddie Yagin. In addition, skilled grappler Mark Bocek will lock horns in a pivotal lightweight affair against "Ultimate Fighter" alumnus Matt Wiman. [UFC.com]

— Just one day after it was announced that Ken Stone would face Mike Easton on the undercard of UFC on FX 1, the Massachusetts native has been forced to withdraw from the bout due to an undisclosed injury suffered during a recent training session. A replacement opponent for Easton has not yet been named. [MMA Weekly]

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Brock Lesnar Suffering From Intestinal Infection


Brock Lesnar. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was hospitalized earlier this week after it was discovered that he was suffering from a bacterial infection in his intestinal tract.

According to the Associated Press, UFC president Dana White said, “He’s in stable condition and should be released soon.” White was encouraging Lesnar to check into the May Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for further evaluation and treatment.

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Lesnar-Carwin, Ortiz-Coleman Made Official for UFC 106 in November


Brock Lesnar. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship today made official two featured bouts for UFC 106, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 21.

In the show’s main event, Brock Lesnar will defend his UFC heavyweight title against undefeated contender Shane Carwin. Also, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will make yet another return to the Octagon to face inaugural UFC heavyweight champ and UFC Hall of Fame member Mark Coleman.

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Lesnar vs. Carwin to Headline UFC 106


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UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will defend his title against Shane Carwin at UFC 106 on November 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sherdog.com is reporting that Carwin’s previous opponent, Cain Velasquez, will now face former IFL heavyweight “Big” Ben Rothwell at UFC 104.

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Lesnar and St. Pierre Dominant in UFC 100 Victories


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Former WWE superstar, Brock Lesnar, successfully defended his UFC heavyweight title against interim champion Frank Mir on Saturday night at UFC 100: Making History.

Lesnar assumed the role of the heel before any punches were even thrown. Referee Herb Dean called both fighters to the middle for the pre-fight instructions and moments later Lesnar turned and stomped away, refusing to touch gloves with Mir.

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Lesnar Beats Mir: UFC 100 Results

Jon Fitch def. Paulo Thiago - Unanimous Decision
Brock Lesnar def. Frank Mir - KO Round 2 1:48
Georges St. Pierre def. Thiago Alves - Unanimous Decision
Dan Henderson def. Michael Bisping - KO Round 2 3:20
Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Alan Belcher - Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Mark Coleman def. Stephan Bonnar - Unanimous Decision
Jim Miller def. Mac Danzig - Unanimous Decision
Jon Jones def. Jake O’Brien - Submission (D’Arce Choke) Round 2 2:43
Dong-Hyun Kim def. T.J. Grant - Unanimous Decision
Tom Lawlor def. CB Dollaway - Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1 0:55
Matt Grice def. Shannon Gugerty - Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1 2:36

All Fighters Make Weight for UFC 100


Tom Lawlor sporting “Just Bleed” paint. Photo property of Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for UFC 100: Making History are in and all of the fighters successfully made weight in preparation for their bouts Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The card will be headlined by a UFC heavyweight title bout featuring champion Brock Lesnar taking on interim champion Frank Mir. UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will defend his title against Thaigo Alves as well.

Main Card:

Brock Lesnar (265 lbs) vs. Frank Mir (245 lbs)
Georges St. Pierre (170 lbs) vs. Thiago Alves (170 lbs)
Dan Henderson (185 lbs) vs. Michael Bisping (186 lbs)
Yoshihio Akiyama (185 lbs) vs. Alan Belcher (186 lbs)
Jon Fitch (170 lbs) vs. Paulo Thiago (170 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Mark Coleman (205 lbs) vs. Stephan Bonnar (205 lbs)
Mac Danzig (154 lbs) vs. Jim Miller (155 lbs)
Jon Jones (206 lbs) vs. Jake O’Brien (206 lbs)
Dong Hyun Kim (171 lbs) vs. T.J. Grant (170 lbs)
C.B. Dollaway (186 lbs) vs. Tom Lawlor (184 lbs)
Matt Grice (155 lbs) vs. Shannon Gugerty (156 lbs)

Quote of the Day: Mir Wouldn’t Mind Coaching Lesnar in the Future


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“Three or four years from now, if I decide to switch over into full time coaching, I would like to coach Brock,” said Mir. “I see a lot of things that he’s done in his last couple of fights that I think are mistakes that are not really his fault, they’re maybe his trainer’s faults. How can he be so talented, an NCAA champion, probably one of the best wrestlers to come out of college in the heavyweight division, and still make some of the real basic balancing and footwork mistakes that he’s making right now?”

— Interim UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir tells MMA Weekly that he would be interested in potentially coaching Brock Lesnar, his opponent in the main event of UFC 100 this July.

For what it’s worth, Mir is right. In all four of Lesnar’s professional fights, he’s shown multiple basic mistakes. Then again, we have to remember that he’s just getting started in the sport. It will take him years before he can be considered anywhere near a complete fighter.

What bothers me here is the fact that Mir is pointing these things out in regards to Lesnar even though he makes the same exact errors himself during fights. I really hope he’s not letting the win over an obviously less than 100% Nogueira go to his head…

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