After a sudden turn of events and a million rumors flying a mile a minute, Brock Lesnar is still set to take on UFC newcomer Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 on December 30th, 2011.
UFC 141 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. PT.
With Lesnar returning to the Octagon after being off for more than a full year, fans across the globe are beginning to hype up what could be one of the biggest events in UFC history.
However, fans can't be entirely sure that they will get to witness the same Lesnar they once knew when action begins on December 30th.
There are many questions Lesnar will have to answer in his return to the Octagon when he takes on Overeem.
Over the course of the past year, Lesnar has endured a sickness which is often referred to as diverticulitis. Because of his illness, Lesnar took time away from the sport of mixed martial arts in attempts to fully recover from his sickness.
One of the biggest questions Lesnar will have to answer is in regards to how healthy he actually will be in the end-of-December brawl.
It's clear that Lesnar is ready to make his return to the UFC, but will his body be physically ready?
Another question Lesnar will need to answer is whether or not he can exchange strikes with a world-class striking artist.
Lesnar's game-plan will revolve around whether or not he'll be able to successfully take Overeem down to the ground and impose his will via ground-and-pound. If Lesnar can accomplish this, it could be a quick debut for Overeem.
However, if Lesnar can't, he'll be forced to circle the Octagon in Las Vegas with a fighter who is much more skilled in the stand-up.
A final question Lesnar will have to answer in his first fight in over a year will be how ring-rust plays a factor early.
Lesnar is often known for bull-rushing his opponent from the get-go.
However, Lesnar's time away could ultimately play a role in his early attack, as he may attempt to shed off any rust that may be present.
If Lesnar can prove to fans he's back to the "Brock" we once knew, he should have no problem moving closer to his heavyweight-title shot against Junior Dos Santos.