Turns out Lesnar's retirement rumors are nothing but a Brock-and-bull story.
That's according to UFC President Dana White, who told media members on the UFC on FOX conference call the former heavyweight kingpin is "100-percent" healthy and already working his way back into training camp after spending the summer on a farm in Canada.
Brock Lesnar must be healthy, based on his past comments about the "third world" Canadian health care system.
"That's ridiculous," White said incredulously. "It's so far from the truth it's not even funny. The guy's been working up on a farm up in Canada all summer. He's 100-percent. His surgery went great, he's 100-percent, he's getting back into training in the next couple of weeks."
Lesnar was initially stricken with an illness known as diverticulitis, an intestinal disease, back in 2009. He described the painful stomach sensation as "a shotgun blast to the stomach, and then someone poured some salt and Tabasco and stirred it all up with a nasty pitchfork."
Despite the setback, the former professional -- and amateur -- wrestler needed nothing more than power of will to recover without the aid of surgery to correct his insides.
Unfortunately, he was once again hit with bad news earlier this year when he was forced to pull out of his UFC 131 bout against Junior dos Santos with a second helping of the nasty disease.
This time surgery, highly invasive and potentially life-altering, was deemed necessary and Lesnar went under the knife for some much-needed repairs. His surgery took place on May 27, in which doctors removed 12 inches of his large intestine in response to his relapse of diverticulitis.
The procedure was a smashing success, so much so that Dana White quickly predicted his biggest star would be back with the UFC, and maybe back in action, by Jan. 2012.
Naturally, questions were raised as to whether or not Brock would fully recover and return with the same vigor and tenacity he once had, the determined fervor that won him a heavyweight title just four fights into his career.
If White's assessment of Lesnar's recovery is any indication, the Brockness Monster is well on his way back to regaining his place as one of the top heavyweights in the fight game today.
Happy to hear the good news, Maniacs?