Since Brock Lesnar announced he was returning to the UFC, the heavyweight has said he couldn’t leave the gloves hung up now that he’s healthy, and his jiu-jitsu coach has repeated those comments.
Lesnar will be returning to the cage again on July 9th at UFC 200, when he faces feared slugger Mark Hunt. The bout will mark the first time the pro-wrestling star has fought since 2011, when he was quickly put away by Alistair Overeem. That fight was Lesnar’s second since he had returned from a battle with diverticulitis, and after the loss, the heavyweight cited the condition as to why he could no longer fight.
Well, fast forward to 2016, and Lesnar’s reporting that he’s fully recovered, and that he has to see what he can do in the Octagon as a result. Lesnar’s BJJ coach Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros recently spoke with MMA Fighting.com, and the latter had this to say about the fighter:
“He’s doing great physically and mentally,” “Comprido” said. “That’s something he wanted to do. It was his choice. The UFC didn’t go after him, he went after the UFC. He wants to prove to himself that he can do interesting things in MMA now that he’s healthy. Win fights, win titles. He has that inside of him. He couldn’t perform at his best for years due to his disease. He had surgery and didn’t wait enough to fight again. He’s training well now. I’m excited and confident.”
Since Lesnar remains under contract with the WWE, he will return to the company after UFC 200. But, reading these comments from Medeiros, it certainly sounds like Lesnar plans to fight several more times. Of course, if Hunt cracks Lesnar with one of his shots and puts him down, then that could change.
UFC 200 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.