Two months ago, Brock Lesnar shocked the world for the second time when he revealed diverticulitis would abruptly halt his MMA career. The former UFC heavyweight champion has gone dark since the announcement, with only those closest to Lesnar having direct access to him.
“I guess his recovery has been incredible,” White shared during Thursday’s conference call.
Lesnar was the Octagon’s biggest pay-per-view draw and highest earner last year, and not even MMA’s big boss man can get Lesnar on the horn?
“I talked to his manager,” White added. ”You want to hear how fast this guy is recovering? He’s up on his farm in Canada. He has a big farm in Canada and he’s basically up there farming.
“He’s completely disconnected himself from the world. No phones, no nothing. He’s not talking to anybody.”
The former WWE superstar was “miraculously” healed from the illness in January 2010, but spent 14 hours at the Mayo Clinic shortly after serving his term as coach on “The Ultimate Fighter 13” with severe abdominal pain and lack of energy.
Lesnar was subsequently forced to pull out of his top contender contest with Junior dos Santos at UFC 131.
At the time Lesnar announced his bout with diverticulitis had returned, the 34-year-old said he was aiming for an early 2012 comeback.