Update on UFC Champ Brock Lesnar This Week

Written by Tom Ngo
January 18th, 2010

As a friendly reminder, UFC president Dana White and Brock Lesnar are expected to hold a press conference early this week to update the MMA world on the heavyweight champion’s health.

“I will have something for you guys by Tuesday or Wednesday [this week],” White told Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com. “I’m probably going to hold a press conference in Las Vegas. Brock Lesnar will be there.”

As for what the topics of discussion will be, White remained mum on the matter per Team Lesnar’s request.

“I don’t know if it’s good news or bad news, it’s just news,” White coyly stated.

Considering Lesnar hasn’t said jack since falling ill in early November, the fact he’s ready to face the public means significant information should come to light.

Although recent reports from Lesnar’s coach Marty Morgan and former UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture indicate Lesnar has gotten a lot better and recently resumed limited training, White wouldn’t confirm anything, but remained consistent when probed whether his biggest pay-per-view draw would ever see an Octagon again.

“I hope so, I certainly hope so,” White said … again.

Lesnar was last seen unifying the title by dominating then-interim champ Frank Mir at UFC 100. He holds a 4-1 professional record, however has looked unstoppable in his last three wins, two of which were for titles.

The champ was slated to defend his title against Shane Carwin at UFC 106 in November, however was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed illness. It was later reported Lesnar had contracted mononucleosis, which he then parlayed to an intestinal infection that required surgery a week later.

Following the procedure, it was revealed that Lesnar was actually suffering from diverticulitis, a condition where pouches on your large intestine inflame.

Everything regarding Lesnar’s condition has remained under lock and key, however it appears Lesnar is finally ready to let the world in on what’s kept him bedridden for the past couple of months.

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