Yesterday, UFC president Dana White appeared on 106.7 The Fan in Virginia and gave an impromptu update on UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s status. Despite recent comments made by Lesnar’s coach, Marty Morgan, White claims to have no idea on what the wrestler’s future holds.
“He’s not crazy about me talking about it,” White stated. “I’m hoping that he’s going to come back. I don’t know what’s going to happen yet.
“I know there’s talk his wrestling coach says he’s coming back, but the reality is he might have to retire or he might need major surgery and be out 16-18 months. Or he could be back in 5 or 6 months, I don’t know.”
The champion’s permanent exit from MMA would be a disastrous hit to the sport, and nobody knows that better than White. However, White professes the controversial fighter isn’t near Octagon ready and he isn’t about to push him in getting there.
“He’s the biggest star since [former UFC light heavyweight champion] Chuck Liddell,” White said of the heavyweight champion. “All I’m concerned about right now [is his health] and that he could have a normal quality of life.”