Brock Lesnar was a powerful force in the UFC. A battle with an illness forced him to retire early. But now UFC's Dana White says a comeback is possible.
"What might have been." These words have been bothering Brock Lesnar's mind for years since he decided to leave the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ring.
The hefty 36-year old, who also happens to be a WWE superstar, has seen the glory days. He defeated the legendary Randy Couture in 2008 and then UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir in 2009, earning him his first UFC championship belt.
But health problems caused Lesner to change plans. Diverticulitis, a digestive disease, eventually forced him to announce a shocking early retirement in 2011. Now the six-foot-three professional wrestler is wondering how different will things be if he didn't retire too soon.
UFC President Dana White said on Wednesday that Lesnar felt sorry about his MMA career.
“Do we talk? Yeah, me and Brock talk. I said recently that he’s said that he has some regrets with MMA because he wasn’t healthy because he was going through those stomach problems the whole time that he was here. So he has regrets,” he said.
The UFC president noted that a 100-percent healthy Brock Lesner could have done much better.
"It’s interesting. He became the heavyweight champion with diverticulitis. What would he have done without it? And he was, from the first day that he fought in the UFC until his last fight, he was suffering from it," White added.
When asked about a possible comeback, White said that there is a definite possibility.
Lesnar is currently under a contract with WWE. His contract is expected to end next year.
By then, he'll be 38 years old.