UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar underwent minor surgery yesterday to treat a bacterial infection in his intestinal tract (reported to be diverticulitis) and has been released from the hospital.
“Leaving Bismarck, ND right now,” wrote UFC President Dana White on Twitter. “Brock had minor surgery and is feeling better. Not 100% sure he is out of the woods, but feeling better.”
In his latest video blog, White says Lesnar has been released from the hospital and has returned home to recover for several days before undergoing a complete medical checkup in the coming days.
Lesnar, who was also suffering from mono, was scheduled to defend his title against Shane Carwin this Saturday at UFC 106, but the matchup was pushed back to January only to again be postponed as Lesnar remained sidelined.
With Lesnar out indefinitely, White told the LA Times on Tuesday that the UFC will schedule an interim heavyweight title fight, with Carwin and fellow contender Cain Velasquez expected to square off early next year.