After months of speculation, Brock Lesnar finally surfaced earlier today (Jan. 20) to make an announcement regarding the status of his career. Lesnar was on the 11 a.m. ET Sportscenter on ESPN alongside UFC President Dana White where Lesnar and White explained that the heavyweight champion would, in fact, be able to return to the sport of mixed martial arts.
Throughout Lesnar’s sickness, he was told he had anything from mononucleosis and the swine flu. However, the former-WWE star later learned that he had diverticulitis, and that the illness could require a surgery that would seriously put his entire career in jeopardy. However, Lesnar was able to pass on the surgery that would have removed his colon after defying the odds and leaving both himself and the doctors advising him in awe.
Dana White added to the good news by stating that Lesnar not only would be fighting again, but that he would be fighting soon. The champions next opponent will be the winner of Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin (UFC 111). However, if the winner of that heavyweight interim title bout is unable to meet Lesnar in late summer, the winner of Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira (UFC 110).
However, regardless of his next opponent, Lesnar’s return can be expected this coming summer when the heavyweight champion will once again step inside the octagon looking to continue building upon his young, yet dominant legacy. In case you missed the video, you can check it out at ESPN.com.
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