"I'm a big believer in living out your dreams and facing your fears. I don't want to be sitting here 20 years from now saying 'You know what, son? You shoulda went and did that.' I was on UFC 100, so why not be on UFC 200? The true competitor in me is still alive and well and I have to do this. At the top of my career, I wasn't at the top of my game. I feet like I was cheated out of my career in the UFC. In my mind and in my heart, I never lost to a foe. I never lost to my opponent. I lost to diverticulitis. That was my opponent who beat me."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is feeling "1000-percent" better after conquering diverticulitis and making his surprise return to mixed martial arts (MMA). The part-time WWE bruiser retired in late 2011 following back-to-back losses, but blames his recurring illness -- and not the skills of his opponents -- for the lopsided defeats. He'll have a chance to prove that when he tangles with heavy-handed Mark Hunt at UFC 200 this July in Las Vegas, Nevada, before returning to pro wrestling for SummerSlam in August.