In just over a month, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will finally return to the UFC Octagon as he faces Alistair Overeem.
Lesnar is now fully recovered from surgery to help him recover from a crippling bout with diverticulitis, and he’s ready to get back in action.
The former heavyweight champion recently sat down with close friend and co-author of his autobiography Paul Heyman to talk about his health, his role in the new WWE: 12 video game and of course his upcoming match-up with Alistair Overeem.
While his words were short and to the point, Lesnar knows that Overeem is going to try to build his name off of the back of the former UFC champion, but he’s here to let the giant Dutchman know that he’ll be sorely disappointed come Dec. 30.
“I don’t have a lot to say to Alistair Overeem,” Lesnar stated. “Here’s a guy who is getting his chance to make his name in the UFC, and unfortunately for him there’s a gatekeeper that stands in his way and that’s Brock Lesnar.”
A confidence seems to be reappearing with Lesnar as he comes back from the surgery, and is finally healthy for the first time in a few years.
He says he’s able to eat normally again and his training is going well. All of that added together spells disaster for Overeem when they meet at UFC 141.
“I will prove on that night that I am once again and will always be the baddest dude on the planet,” Lesnar said.
As far as long term goals go, Lesnar isn’t looking at this fight as a step back to competing or just another fight. The Minnesota based fighter wants a shot to reclaim the UFC heavyweight title, and if he’s victorious against Overeem, there’s little doubt he’ll get the chance.
“I will once again be UFC heavyweight champion of the world,” said Lesnar.
Check out the full interview from Paul Heyman who also finds out the one match in WWE history that Lesnar never got that still sticks in his gut.