Brock Lesnars Health Update, Lesnar To Face The Winner Of Carwin vs Mir


Brock Lesnar appeared on ESPN’s Sportscenter today to discuss his health.

After talking about his illness which caused him to lose 40lbs and almost had to have his colon removed. Dana White announced that he will return this summer and face the winner of Shane Carwin vs Frank Mir.

  • Originally diagnosed with Mono in Canada.
  • Officially diagnosed with diverticulitis by the Mayo clinic and was awaiting surgery to remove his colon.
  • Doctors were prepared for surgery but Brock body “Miraculously” healed itself after the new year.
  • He lost 40lbs. but have put back on 30lbs. since he started training.
  • Will face the winner of Carwin/Mir, if a injury prevents that fight he will take on the winner of Nogueira/Cain.


  1. Dave

    January 20, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Glad to see him back…I really hope we don't have to see him fight Mir again. That will be three times in just 8 career fights!

  2. Tim

    January 20, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I dont think that will happen as i do not see Mir beating Carwin but anything can happen, Mir appears to be very focused and is gaining wieght so we will see.

    I ancticipate that Lesnar will come back even stronger and more evolved fighter, he already has put back on 30lbs of muscle and still has at least 5 months to go.

  3. Hall

    January 20, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I see Tim is still hung up on Brock. I told you Brock was coming back. Its a miracle ! Sike thats bullshit ! Point is Brock was diagnost wid something small and they made it out to be big. I'm glad he is okay but his vacation is over with; time to train.; Well at least with the illness he had,he can blame his next loss on it. Then he can say I'll be back even stronger.Bla , Bla ,Bla. Brock is a blow by;four fights and he is the best in the world;bullshit! He needs some more wins to even be considered one of the best. When he dose that then I will shut my big mouth! Untill then he is just another Dan Severn to me.

  4. Miko

    January 20, 2010 at 7:42 am

    If you cant watch the video, you can also see it here:

  5. Tim

    January 20, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Hall…LOL that is to funny sorry if i am happy to hear that one the greatest athletes in the world today who happens to be an MMA fighter will be back in the cage competing to become the best ever and leave a lasting legacy.

    Diverticulitis/osis is some serious shit Hall and to say that BS he wasnt even hurt or had a serious illness is just pure utter ignorance on your part.

    Bottom line is this Lesnar had a serious illness and got better and started training and is back to where he was at around 280lbs sure he needs to train more but if he left at 60% what do you think he will come back at???

  6. Dave

    January 20, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Ask anyone in the medical field, they will tell you that Diverticulitis is very common and usually not condsidered serious. If it is serious, they put you under the knife right away. How long were they going to wait to have surgery? They treated him with antibiotics and a liquid diet like they do 95% of the patients and it worked. Gimme a break with the "Miracle" crap.

    I happen to agree with Hall on this one – when Dana White is involved, does it surprise you to think that there was a smidge of overdramatics for marketing purposes? Look, it gave Dana a chance to get on Sportscenter, right? I like Brock Lesnar too but the fact is that he really has had only fought against a couple of respectable opponents – and he is 1-1 against Mir. Its' gonna take multiple title defenses for me to be a true believer I think.

  7. Tim

    January 20, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I just want to add something, when this illness took him out of action the doctors said he was only at 60% of his well being, meaning strength wise, speed etc..

    If he can stay healthy and come back at least 60% as he was before which i fully believe he can come back at 100% as he has already gained 30lbs back plus he has at least another 5-7months to keep training before his next fight.

    Cant wait for his return as there are and will be alot of question that will be answered at that time, both good and bad.

    Miracles do happen i guess and like him or not the sport would never be the same without him although it would go on.

  8. other derek

    January 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    when is franklin fighting again and who?

  9. mickeymarin

    January 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    "Miracles do happen i guess and like him or not the sport would never be the same without him although it would go on."

    Tim man, get a grip. He's only had 5 MMA fights and what he's done cannot in any way be considered MMA. His first two fights were against KIM who had lost three straight and has a record of 3w 7L, then he lost to Mir, then beat Herring on a decision ferchrissakes Herring was 4w 5L and a NC in his last 10 fights and was a meatbag on his way out of the UFC, then he fought Couter who he out weighed by 80 lbs and then finally beat a guy who had a chance in Mir by laying on him and smashing him in the face. He's a freak with freakish strength enhanced by roids. The sport will always be the same with or without him. How long does it take to piss clean after a dirty urine from roids? How long has he sat out? And he cured himself w/o surgery? Changing his diet magicly made the hole that was leaking stomach bile into his body heal? Yeah, right and I'm Santa Claus when I'm not being the Easter Bunny.

  10. Tim

    January 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Say what you want but coming from my friend who is in Medical School, this is serious shit so it doesnt matter what you think as its a true fact that this illness was serious and that he got the best treatment possible. He did have minor surgery and yes changing your diet can help your intestines heal along with Anibiotics.

    What you seem to forget is that Lesnar has only been training MMA for less than 3 years. So give the man some credit for beating some quality opponents during that short time of training.

    HMM the MMA world will not be the same without him?? Well he is the biggest grossing stare in MMA history in only 5 fights, the biggest paperview draw whether you choose to agree or not its facts. He made Mir realize he needed to better himself as an overal athlete and the man was only at 60% when he fought during the last 2 yrs…So if he says he is healthy and has gained pretty much his weight back and is at 275 currently and i see him coming back a much overall better fighter at 100%.

  11. Miko

    January 21, 2010 at 1:48 am

    other derek:

    Franklin is taking time off for surgery.

    He has an abdominal tear that needed to be fixed so hes

    out for a while

  12. other derek

    January 21, 2010 at 6:43 am

    thanks miko

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