The Rumor Mill Is Turning in the Brock Lesnar Saga, Couture's Opinion

Leon HorneAnalyst IJanuary 8, 2010

PORTLAND, OR - AUGUST 28: UFC heavyweight fighter Randy Couture weighs in at UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira Weigh-In at the Rose Garden Arena on August 28, 2009 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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The rumors keep on coming as to what the fate of the current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar actually is.

It's rather amazing to see such polar stories in the sports media right now.

On the one hand, we have Brock Lesnar's illness and inability to compete shrouded in controversy in what could be one of the best-kept secrets in all of sports.

On the other hand, we have the media digging up enough skeletons in Tiger Woods' closet to fill a small cemetery.

Why is it that the media has so much trouble getting details on arguably one of the most recognizable mixed martial artist on the planet and by the same token the most recognized man in golf can't keep anything a for himself?

Is there a difference in the power of their star? Is there really that much more media interest in golf then in mixed martial arts (probably, but still)? Or maybe Brock's entourage is a lot more loyal then Tiger's?

It's probably a combination of the above the factors.

In any case, fans of the mixed martial arts scene were supposed to be getting a few bread crumbs from the UFC brass this week as to whether Brock Lesnar's condition would force him out of the sport or whether he would keep fighting.

Well it's Friday night and the fans and media have been given nothing concrete.

Fans got news from an unverified Facebook account that Brock Lesnar has more issues and will likely be out for all of 2010.

Dana White was reduced to saying "no comment," apparently a statement he hasn't had to use when addressing the media in nine years.

Just today, two more tidbits of information have been released.

Brock Lesnar's trainer Marty Morgan has come out saying that Brock Lesnar will be back to fight.

Finally, former heavyweight champ Randy Couture, who lost his belt to Brock Lesnar in 2008, spoke with HDNET's Inside MMA concerning Brock's status.

According to Inside MMA, Couture is close to Brock, which in itself is news to many people.

The most important information Couture revealed, was that in talking with Brock, Randy feels that Lesnar's career is not over and he feels that Brock will be fighting this spring.

Couture says that the issues Brock was dealing with are now under control and more importantly he goes on to say that Brock is in fact back to training.

Seriously? We now have stories ranging from Brock will retire or be out all 2010 to information from a well respected mixed martial artist stating that Brock Lesnar is back to training? Something is fishy here.

Dana White has told fans and media not to listen to Brock Lesnar or his people and that they have to listen to him because Brock's people won't tell us the real deal.

But, is Randy Couture one of Brock's people? Would Randy really be lying? Dana has certainly been know to omit the truth or spin things to his advantage, but who really knows?

In any case if Brock is coming back in the spring it would be great for the heavyweight division.

It begs the question, who would Brock face?

Frank Mir and Shane Carwin are already facing off for the interim heavyweight title on March 27, and, correct me if I am wrong, but that is this spring isn't it?

Frank or Shane would probably be ready to unify the belts this June or July at the earliest.

Would Brock Lesnar defend the belt against someone other then Frank Mir or Shane Carwin? Will the UFC let Lesnar have a non-title tune up fight against a lesser competitor? Maybe.

In any case, this story is starting to take on more and more branches and it will be nice for fans and media alike to finally get some closure on what is "really" happening with Brock Lesnar.