In a surprising story, Brock Lesnar's longtime friend and Jiu-Jitsu coach, Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros tells TMZ.com that the UFC Heavyweight champ "will" return to the Octagon within six months.
He went on to say that "(Lesnar) is getting better and that is the most important thing...He will be fine and be fighting again within six months."
Now, Mederios knows about the world of martial arts, as he is a seven-time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion, so he is not just some coach who never made it or anything. But, he has never had a surgery like Lesnar's. In fact, not many fighters have while active, if ever.
Having a hole in one's intestine is quite rare anyway, and I doubt there is even two percent of the World's population who has ever experienced it or even heard of it for that matter, other than doctors.
Medeiros, like Dana White, never misses an opportunity to promote Lesnar. He had this to say to end things, "I can just say that the heavyweights can stop laughing and get ready to start crying because the champion will be back soon."
He needs to realize that while Lesnar was not 100 percent for the past year because of the hole, and will surely be a force like he always was when he returns, adding a timetable of six months is pretty ridiculous right now.
Keep in mind that he just had surgery a few days ago, and he is now going to the Mayo Clinic for more testing. He will probably be there for a few weeks, and he still has to slowly recover from intestinal surgery, which, knowing that part of the body like I do, I can tell you it does not heal at 100 percent fast.
Will it get there? Yes. The surgical procedure they did was said to have gone well, and everything worked out for Lesnar on that end. However, he still has to get back in shape and also prepare for the fight.
Saying he will be back fighting in six months in competition is stupid, but I think he probably meant training. Even so, it would be light for some time as the intestine still has to heal.
I would be this time next year Lesnar would be back in the octagon going full on, not this time in May or June of 2010.
It is good news to see that people have optimism. After what Dana White said a few days ago in that Lesnar may never fight again, at least we know he will.
The problem is that we don't know when that will be. UFC hopes that Lesnar can be back in six months, but if you hope in one hand and pee in the other, tell me which fills up first.
The fact is that UFC will push Lesnar, but realize he is not ready to move that fast. What Lesnar has to do now is put himself before his career. He needs to realize that he doesn't need to come back too quickly.
The competition will still be there, and he will still get opportunities at the gold if they take the title off of him.
Most think there will be an interim title match, possibly at the next UFC PPV. So, he could face the winner of that. It would be similar to what UFC did with Randy Couture a little while back.
In my opinion, Lesnar's trainer and UFC can hope all they want for Lesnar to be back within six months, competing in the octagon. But Lesnar will of course be the ultimate decider in the end.