UFC President Dana White Says Brock Lesnar’s Recovery ‘Has Been Incredible’


Brock Lesnar

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar is on the mend and recouping from his latest bout with diverticulitis in true Brock Lesnar fashion… on his own, on a farm, with no contact to the outside world.

“I talked to his manager. You want to hear how fast this guy is recovering?” UFC president Dana White offered up on Thursday.

“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.”

Lesnar is on the mend following surgery in late May to help him deal with a second bout of diverticulitis. The resurgence of the intestinal disorder kept him out of the main event of UFC 131 in Vancouver, where he was to have fought Junior dos Santos for the number one contender spot in the UFC heavyweight division.

“They removed about 12 inches of his colon, repaired it, he feels great. He said he’s a little sore, but the operation was a huge success,” White had said the day after Lesnar’s procedure.

His recent troubles are a follow-up to the problems that plagued him in 2009, when Lesnar first discovered he had the illness and had to pull out of a fight with Shane Carwin.

Both times his illness has flared up, the questions rained down about Lesnar’s future as a fighter. He obviously bounced back the first time, defeating Shane Carwin before losing the UFC heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.

He has stated emphatically that this second battle with the disease won’t knock him out of the Octagon either. It may slow him down, but he plans to be back in early 2012.

“We’re hoping he can be back by the first of the year,” White stated following the surgery.

“His recovery has been incredible.”

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