Dana White mentioned at the UFC 108 post fight press conference that we would find out what's up with Brock Lesnar some time this week. However, when asked about it by MMAFighting, Dana White said "no comment" and pretty much said he should respect Lesnar's wish to keep things quiet:
"Brock asked me not to talk about it," he said. "I have to respect that."
We could all read into this statement and come up with our own conclusions. This is what we do know though:
1. Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin will take place in March at UFC 111 for the UFC Interim Heavyweight Title.
2. An interim title probably means that Lesnar will not fight at all or at least not until the last quarter of 2010.
Now this is just my own conjecture, but Lesnar may not even visited the doctor's this week as Dana White claimed he would right after UFC 108. So White not talking about the situation could mean that nothings changed because Lesnar hasn't been re-evaluated yet. I would have to think that if Lesnar's career was over or if he were going to be out for an extended period of time, White probably would have at given a 'read between the line response". I mean Lesnar asked him not to talk about his situation initially and that didn't stop White from giving out little nuggets here and there. My guess is that Lesnar's condition is improving, but it could be progressing more slowly than he thought it would. Yet, it's not to the point where he can provide an definitive time table on his return which is why he doesn't want to say anything at all just yet. I suppose we'll just have to stay tuned.
[Note by Kelvin Hunt, 01/08/10 7:49 PM EST ]Lesnar will fight again according to University of Minnesota assistant head wrestling coach Marty Morgan:
"He will fight again. I know that it's just a matter of the public finding out when soon enough."