MENU
#Conor McGregor #Justin Buchholz #Ramsey Nijem #Julian Lane #Duane Ludwig #UFC 211 #Nate Diaz #MMA KINGS #Jon Jones #Cat Zingano #Twisted #Alexander Gustafsson #Rory MacDonald #UFC 202 #Jose Aldo


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.”

Got something to say? Weigh in with a thought of your own in the comments section below.

Ken Pishna is the managing editor of MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@KenPishna on Twitter or e-mail Ken a question or comment.

Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White Admits to Giving Conor McGregor 'Longer Leash' Than Others | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 25 views

UFC president Dana White admits that he gives Conor McGregor more leeway than he does other fighters on the fight promotion's roster. read news >>

Dana White Couldn't Be a Bigger Believer in New UFC Owner | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 39 views

When UFC former owners sold the fight promotion in July 2016 for $4.2 billion to WME–IMG, the promotion's longtime president, Dana White, was distraught. read news >>

Dana White, Forrest Griffin take CNN on tour of new UFC headquarters

  • 24 days ago
  • 50 views

While the full campus isn’t quite open just yet, UFC employees recently made the move into the company’s impressive new headquarters in Las Vegas, and CNN cameras were invited in for a sneak peek of read news >>

Dana White Not Sure If Nick and Nate Diaz Will Ever Fight Again | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 49 views

UFC president Dana White said that he's not sure if we'll ever see the Diaz Brothers, Nate and Nick, ever fight again. read news >>

Dana White says UFC women's flyweight division not finalized, despite announcement

  • 23 days ago
  • 11 views

Hours after the announcement, UFC President Dana White said nothing is official regarding a new women’s 125-pound weight class.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Nate Diaz Could Be Done Fighting in UFC, Dana White Says

  • 22 days ago
  • 123 views

UFC President Dana White isn't sure if Nate Diaz will ever fight again. "If they want to fight next week or if they never want to fight again, that's up to them," he said when talking about Diaz and read news >>

UFC Announces Huge Summer Kickoff Press Conference | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 12 views

Dana White will host a Summer Kickoff press conference with some of the athletes from UFC 212 through UFC 214. read news >>

Despite Anderson Silva's Threats, Dana White Says UFC Title Fight Won't Happen | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 8 views

Despite Anderson Silva's threats, UFC president Dana White declared there would be no interim title fight for The Spider. read news >>

Dana White: Anderson Silva Should Probably Just Retire | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 12 views

With Anderson Silva recently threatening retirement, UFC president Dana White said that the former champ probably should just go ahead and do it. read news >>

Dana White: Jon Jones Could Be Setting Records and Fighting at Heavyweight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 48 views

UFC president Dana White says that if he could have stayed out of trouble, Jon Jones would be a record-setting champion and probably fighting heavyweights. read news >>