Brock Lesnar on Health Care: “I’m Not Going To Shut Up About This”

Written by Tim Ngo
January 26th, 2010

Paul Heyman, a long-time friend of Brock Lesnar from his days as a professional wrestler in the WWE, recently spoke to the UFC heavyweight champion, who remains adamant about getting his point across regarding health care, not only in Canada but the United States as well.

“I’m an American. I’m guaranteed the right to express my opinion. And I’m stating it loud and clear, because I experienced something that I want to talk about. If I was a recovering drug addict, people would want to hear my story,” Lesnar told Heyman.

Lesnar created quite the uproar last week with his comments regarding the level of service he received while under the Canadian health care system. That came on the heels of his announcement that he would be returning to MMA after American doctors had not only saved his career, but his life.

“This is very important to me. [Dr. Bruderer] definitely saved my career, and maybe even my life,” Lesnar pointed out.

He went on to provide some gory details regarding his experiences in Canada which forced Lesnar and his wife to immediately bolt for the US.

“They didn’t have any state-of-the-art equipment, and I was in their facility,” Lesnar said. “So first thing that Monday morning, when the doctors came in, and they still didn’t have a way to take a picture of my stomach …still didn’t have a way to operate that CT machine … my wife and I knew we had to get out of there.”

The champ also made it clear that he’s not only singling out the Canadian health care system, but  the US system as well. That’s right, the same system that ultimately saved his life.

“I still have my career today because of the United States Health Care System. Does it need some fixing? Absolutely,” Lesnar continued to say.

According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Lesnar could be making his return from diverticulitis as early as May, but a June or July emergence is more likely.

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