Not only is the octagon headed to Fox, but Brock Lesnar is headed back to the octagon. Out of action since last October, earlier today Lesnar posted a video on YouTube saying, “I feel like a new man. I feel great…healthy, strong – I feel like I used to feel.”
After coaching on The Ultimate Fighter 13 and scheduled to fight Junior dos Santos in June in a #1 contenders bout, Lesnar was forced out of the fight after his diverticulitis, which kept him out of action from July 2009 to July 2010, returned. The former UFC heavyweight champion underwent surgery earlier this year and had a foot of his colon removed as part of the process.
Never lacking in the confidence department, Lesnar believes the belt will be back around his waist, saying, “Right now, one day at a time for me. My future, I believe there’s still a bright future in the UFC for me. I want to become the UFC heavyweight champion again, and I believe I will do that.”
Lesnar lost the title to current champion Cain Velasquez back at UFC 121, suffering a first round TKO loss. While no date has been given for Lesnar’s return, it’s widely believed that the NCAA wrestling champion will step foot in the cage again in early 2012 at the latest.
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