UFC heavyweight champion and Alexandria resident Brock Lesnar is scheduled to update fans on his fighting status on tomorrow’s 10 a.m. edition of ESPN’s live broadcast of Sportscenter.
That is what 5thround.com is reporting after it was originally thought that UFC President Dana White and Lesnar would hold a press conference in Las Vegas early this week.
There was a lot of speculation on whether or not Lesnar would ever fight again after an intestinal infection forced him to cancel his fight with Shane Carwin at UFC 106. One of Lesnar’s trainers, Greg Nelson, went on ESPN’s MMA Live late last week and cleared up some of that doubt by saying that Lesnar will definitely be back in the Octagon again. He did not specify when that would happen, though.
"Brock Lesnar is definitely coming back to fight," Nelson told MMA Live. "He’s just kind of coming up slowly, training, getting his body ready and being smart with his recovery."
That is good news for fans of the UFC. Lesnar has become probably the biggest name in the industry after winning his last four fights and becoming the heavyweight champion.
Before the illness sidelined him, I was scheduled to meet up with Lesnar for one of his training sessions and talk to him about his upcoming fight with Shane Carwin. That interview was canceled when Lesnar determined he was just not healthy enough to prepare for the fight.
Tomorrow’s interview on Sportscenter will mark the first time that Lesnar has talked to the media since the illness. I would guess he will give fans a better understanding of what went on and when he hopes to get back into the ring.