October 25, 2012 |
UFC President Dana White said in a radio interview Thursday that former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will never fight again. "He's done," White said on the "Dave and Mahoney Show" on CBS radio in Las Vegas. "He called me a couple of days ago. He's never coming back. His body can't take it. He said he can wrestle, but he can't fight. He was contemplating coming back. " Lesnar, who is currently competing as a pro wrestler for WWE, had a near-fatal bout of diverticulitis in 2009 and had surgery to remove 12 inches of his colon in 2011.
July 3, 2010 |
Brock Lesnar knows how to pull off a comeback. He's battled back from an extended hospital stay and layoff due to a major intestinal affliction that threatened to kill him or at least end his short but impressive career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he had reigned as heavyweight champion. Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena, in his first fight since the health scare, Lesnar found himself getting badly beat up again — this time by interim champion Shane Carwin.
July 10, 2009 |
They tell me right from the start that Brock Lesnar is going to be really scary, like the big brute is going to be any more difficult to interview than Lisa Leslie. You'd have to go to a Sparks' game to talk to her, and once there, she's no treat.
January 21, 2010 |
Heavyweight Brock Lesnar, speaking publicly Wednesday for the first time since suffering a major intestinal infection that could have ended his Ultimate Fighting Championship career, said he expects to return to the octagon in the summer. "I have a different outlook on life from this, but when it comes to fighting, I'll still be dishing out pain," Lesnar said. He anticipates fighting against the March 27 winner of the Frank Mir-Shane Carwin bout. After defending his UFC heavyweight title in July with a second-round demolition of Mir, Lesnar, 32, had to scrap two scheduled bouts with Carwin as he struggled through diverticulitis, a severe intestinal infection that can cause extreme pain and even prove fatal.
September 6, 2011 |
Heavyweight Brock Lesnar will return to the UFC octagon in a five-round main event Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, facing newly signed former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem. "Brock is a big name, a dangerous guy, and this is a dream matchup," Overeem said Tuesday. "I want to see this fight myself. Overall, I'm a different fighter. A striker, athletic, big. These are going to be two big trucks going at it on a collision course. " The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Overeem, 31, is a former K-1 kickboxing champion.
December 29, 2011 |
Brock Lesnar was asked to explain the appeal of Brock Lesnar. "I guess it's because I've always done things my way," the former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight king said on the eve of his Friday night main event against Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. "The unpredictability — that's the most intriguing thing, maybe. " That's brilliant insight, really. For starters, Lesnar, 34, doesn't actually need the UFC. With a career consisting of only seven fights, he's already proved capable of reigning as champion after winning the belt over mixed martial arts legend Randy Couture in 2008 and defending it twice.