Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar could be free from his WWE contract soon. Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones could be back from a suspension soon. If all of the pieces fall into place, Dana White wants to make a Brock Lesnar versus Jon Jones fight and I can honestly say that is a super fight I would love to see.
ESPN’s Jim Rome had a few words concerning Brock Lesnar’s recent post-illness comments. Rome also says Brock should not confuse the health care he received in some remote part of Canada with the entire health care system of the country. Need MMA gear? Use promo code: promma for 15% discount on all MMA Shorts
It happened overnight. MMA and the UFC’s biggest star suddenly disappeared from the face of the Earth for months. Rumor after rumor came out, speculating on the the UFC heavyweight champion’s future. And just as fast as he vanished, Brock Lesnar returned to the spotlight today.
Following his appearance on ESPN SportsCenter this morning, he and UFC President Dana White held a conference call for the media. This gave the MMA websites and news outlets an opportunity to dig deeper, and ask about all the details surrounding Lesnar and his recovery.
Here are a few things we learned from the call: Lesnar’s diet brought on the illness, he despises Canadian health care, he’s a Republican, he’s a member of NRA, and he eats what he kills… (continued with audio after the jump)
As we reported earlier today, UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, along with UFC President Dana White, was on ESPN’s SportsCenter Wednesday morning. It was Lesnar’s first interview since first being diagnosed with diverticulitis last fall. Lesnar discussed the illness that almost ended his career, as well as his miraculous recovery that has left doctors dumbfounded. … Read more
UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (4-1), accompanied by UFC President Dana White, appeared on ESPN SportsCenter this morning, giving his first interview since being sidelined last fall with diverticulitis.
Lesnar explained the details surrounding his illness, how he was first diagnosed with mononucleosis, then later, up in Canada, they realized he actually had diverticulitis, and diverticulosis. In short, the champ had a hole in his stomach.
The doctors said he would have to have a surgery that would end his career, and would result in him having to wear a colostomy bag. The only other choice was, if he could somehow heal himself naturally.
According to Greg Nelson, Brock Lesnar’s coach from Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, the current UFC Heavyweight Champion will be back. This is the most definite news we have received regarding Lesnar’s future since it was first announced he had been sidelined with diverticulitis. Nelson was a guest today on ESPN’s MMA Live and spoke with … Read more
Bundle up in a blanket, grab some hot cocoa, and listen to father White chat about all things UFC. He gives an update on Brock Lesnar’s health, and says we won’t know for a couple of months if he will be able to fight again. He does say that Brock is confident he will fight … Read more
On Sat., Aug. 15, the most anticipated fight in female MMA history took place live on Showtime between Gina Carano and Cris “Cyborg” Santos for the Strikeforce women’s 145 lbs. title. The card also boasted two other high profile title fights with Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida and Gegard Mousasi vs. Renato Sobral.
Never one to be outdone, especially since Strikeforce just finished signing Fedor Emelianenko, the UFC unleashed the big guns, and aired a replay of “UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir 2” (originally aired July 11 on pay-per-view) free on Spike TV to counter-program Showtime’s “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg.”
It was a replay of UFC 100 in the red corner vs. Strikeforce in the blue corner. Who do you think won?
With the success Lesnar is having in the octagon, who can blame another former amateur and professional wrestler for wanting to follow the same path.
Even though the match up is still in the hypothetical stages, there is a good chance it could materialize one day, so let’s take a look at how these two big guys match up.