Brock Lesnar says he’d still be in UFC if not for sickness

Former WWE World Heavyweight and UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has a very important match with The Undertaker this Sunday at WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event. Following the go-home episode of Monday Night Raw last night, Lesnar joined WWE legend Stone Cold Steve Austin on his podcast “The Steve Austin Show.”

The episode of the podcast was broadcast live on the WWE Network and they talked about everything from Lesnar debuting in the company to his unsuccessful stint in the NFL to his time in the UFC. His run with the MMA company was cut short when Lesnar began dealing with a debilitating stomach disease that caused him to lose an unhealthy amount of weight.

Lesnar stepped out of the Octagon following the sickness and, in March, he announced his retirement from MMA. Many people accused Lesnar of not wanting to fight anymore and using his sickness as an excuse of going back to the WWE for more money.

Lesnar told Austin that it wasn’t an excuse. He said that if it weren’t for the sickness, he may not even be in WWE right now.

“It wasn’t a bluff,” Lesnar said. “I felt robbed by diverticulitis. I felt robbed by being sick. I was feeling good and it took me a couple years to start feeling good. I’m at home, I’m working out, my life is great, everything’s in tune, my contract’s coming to an end with WWE, hey it’s been a great time but something’s missing. I was up front and totally honest with the company and told them I’m really thinking of pursuing getting back in the Octagon.”

Lesnar was one of the most dominant heavyweights in the UFC during his short run with the company. He told Austin about the mental strain he had training to be back in the Octagon.

Lesnar then went on to say that he would still be a dominant force today.

“It was really unfair for me,” Lesnar said. “To this day, I don’t know if I’d be a pro wrestler if I hadn’t gotten sick. I may not be here. I’d still be banging heads.”

While Lesnar will likely never step foot in the Octagon ever again, it’s going to be interesting to see what the future holds.

[H/T: Fox Sports]

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