Former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar was supposed to be on the road back to regaining his title, but another bout with diverticulitis once again has him on the road to recovery. UFC president Dana White spoke to the media following Wednesday’s UFC 130 pre-fight press conference and provided an update on his biggest superstar.
“I talked to him a couple of days ago and his head is in a good place. He has an appointment [last Thursday] at the Mayo Clnic,” White informed reporters.
Lesnar was scheduled to headline UFC 131 opposite fellow top contender Junior dos Santos in Vancouver, Canada. At the time of the announcement, he made it clear it wasn’t going to be the last time fans would hear his name, which was music to the UFC’s ears.
“This isn’t the end of my fight career. I believe there’s a solution to every problem,” Lesnar stated. “I just have to find the right solution to fix this problem.
“This isn’t the end of Brock Lesnar.”
The UFC opted to enlist Shane Carwin’s assistance to fill in for the ill-stricken Lesnar. White remains hopeful the former 2000 NCAA wrestling champion will be back by the beginning of the year.
“He’s in a good place right now. I think it’s gonna turn out well for him and I’m hoping we can see him back by the first of the year,” stated White.
Lesnar hasn’t competed since dropping the 265-pound title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 this past October. Velasquez became the first Mexican-American heavyweight champ in UFC history.