Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is ready to step foot back into the Octagon.
The former NCAA champion made the announcement via a video through one of his sponsors on Thursday, where he proclaimed that he’s finally healthy following surgery after complications arose with his diverticulitis.
According to Lesnar, following the surgery he’s now healthy and back on track to return to the UFC.
“I feel like a new man, healthy, strong, I feel like I used to feel,” Lesnar stated in the video.
Lesnar didn’t mention timing in regards to how soon he’d be back, but if his health truly has returned and he’s at 100 percent, there’s no telling how quickly he could get back to action.
The heavyweight division moved on without Lesnar fighting his last bout in June, and currently the title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior Dos Santos will take place in November at UFC 139.
There are still plenty of options out there for Lesnar however if he does return in 2011. Rematches with old foes Frank Mir and Shane Carwin would seem to be at the top of the list, but any number of heavyweights could be the welcome back party for Lesnar.
Lesnar does state in the video that he plans on returning to his old form and wants to once again claim the UFC heavyweight belt.
“Right now, one day at a time for me. My future, I believe there’s still a bright future in the UFC for me,” said Lesnar. “My health is 100 percent, I feel great, my motivation is there and I want to get on the map again. I want to become the UFC heavyweight champion again, and I believe I will do that.”
The UFC has yet to comment on when Lesnar could re-appear in the Octagon, but there is UFC 140 in December set to happen in Toronto that still doesn’t have a main event and adding the former heavyweight champion would certainly fit the bill as a major fight for the card.
MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Lesnar’s return when it becomes available.
The full video with Lesnar’s statement is below: