During a recent interview on Mauro Renallo’s podcast, Brock Lesnar talked about the possibility of a required surgery to assist in the recover process from his re-occurring diverticulitis illness.
Lesnar originally found out of his life threatening ailment in 2009 and had thought to had conquered the disease after a long layoff. Unfortunately during his recent stint on The Ultimate Fighter 13 against Junior Dos Santos, Lesnar discovered that it had resurfaced causing excruciating pain.
“I’m very disappointed. This has not only mentally but this has been very physically strenuous on me, you know, since my first bout with Diverticulitis in 2009. Having to back away from a fight is not something that I think anybody likes to do, surely me, you know, the first time it happened to me and to fall under the same circumstances, I thought I had this thing beaten and I’m very disappointed but getting past that and understand that my health is very important and I got another doctor’s appointment on Thursday and a consultation where we’re going to go over and just try to figure out the best approach to try to handle this and it may be surgery and it may be not. We’re reviewing other options here to try to help me but, you know, I want to get back into the Octagon sooner than later … It’s not over … it’s not a career-ending surgery by any means so I just got to weigh out all my options at this time and see if that is the right thing to do or is there’s any other medication that I can be on or any other thing, I don’t know how I can change my diet any more than I have but we’re looking down all avenues right now and I foresee in the near future that I’ll be able to step back in the Octagon.”
Lesnar will look to make his return early 2012, as long as all his medical issues are in line as he has said time and time again that his health is a priority, as it should be. Currently Lesnar’s health lays in the hands of the finest doctors in Bismarck, North Dakota as they make the important decision if they should go forward with surgery or not.