Though the MMA world may be focused on two other heavyweights at the moment, as soon as Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos scrap this weekend at UFC on FOX 1 the community’s collective attention will turn towards December 30 and UFC 141 when former champion Brock Lesnar returns to the ring against polished Dutchman Alistair Overeem.
Lesnar hasn’t been seen much since his most recent bout with diverticulitis, though he’s not one to seek publicity when healthy either. However, the 34-year old recently updated fans on his health and how he’s approaching his headlining bout with Overeem while promoting his involvement in WWE’s newest video game.
“I’m approaching this fight hungrier than I’ve ever been,” replied Lesnar when asked about his mindset relating to Overeem. “The things that I accomplished with the sickness that I had (are) very remarkable and nobody will know that except for me and the people I surrounded myself (with), that saw me do the things that I did under the circumstances I was given.”
“I’m a healthy Brock Lesnar again and that’s bad for a lot of people,” Lesnar continued, assuring people he was training at full speed. “I will prove on that night I am once again and will always be the baddest dude on the planet.”
Other topics included how his training/diet have changed in the wake of his medical condition and, of course, some WWE-related topics like his personal problem with Steve Austin.
Check out the entire video below (MMA stuff starts about 3:30):
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