There are numerous questions surrounding former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s health heading into his impending UFC 141 battle against Alistair Overeem, as a result of being stricken for a second time with diverticulitis and returning to action following a surgery that left him without twelve inches of his colon.
Lesnar himself doesn’t feel very inclined to answer those constant questions, wishing everyone would just let him leave it at, “I feel great. I feel very, very good,” as he said earlier this week on the UFC 141 conference call. However, his Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach, Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros recently gave Graciemag his account of Lesnar’s health and performance in training.
“Brock is in great shape. Undergoing surgery was the best decision he could have made, I believe we’ll be seeing Brock at full potential for the first time,” Comprido assessed.
“I’m truly excited about this fight. They’re two giants, two monsters on a collision course—I don’t think I’ve ever seen two guys as big and skillful as they are. If Alistair isn’t 100%, he’d best not show up, because Brock is super well prepared; I guarantee it.”
Lesnar and Overeem will meet next Friday, December 30, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in the main event of UFC 141. FightLine will be back on the night with our live, ongoing coverage of the event.