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Brockwatch: Lesnar Back in Six Months, Says Jiu-Jitsu Coach Who’s Not a Doctor

According to Brock Lesnar‘s jiu-jitsu coach, Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros, the big man is healing up after his surgery and will "be fighting again within six months."  That means Lesnar-Carwin could take place this spring, and there will be no need for an interim title or any other such nonsense.  Great, right?  Only maybe we should consider the possibility, however minor, that "Comprido" is substituting blind optimism for medical knowledge.

If we can believe what Dana White says, Lesnar had a hole in his intestine that was leaking stuff into his stomach.  I’m no more a doctor than I am a jiu-jitsu world champion, but that sounds like the kind of thing that could sideline a man for a little while.  Even if the surgery was completely successful in repairing the problems, Lesnar will probably need to rest for a little while before returning to the kind of intense training that might prepare him for a title defense. 

In other words, let’s take this six month promise with a grain of salt.  While it’s believable that Lesnar may heal much faster than your average mortal, it’s also possible that he might need more time to put this behind him and get in shape to defend a heavyweight championship.  Especially after what those Canadian doctors did to him

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mikestead- November 23, 2009 at 5:07 am
Chiropractors aren't doctors -

It is illegal for the hospital to release medical information to anyone who has not been expressly authorized in a notarized document - it preserves peoples privacy.

Hell in Canada we aren't allowed to ask what race people are... imagine the affirmative action that is just an affirmation that you are a human... you don't even need a bus.
Smeewa- November 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm
Too many Waffel Fries.
Hum Deez Nutz- November 21, 2009 at 6:41 am
Then why bore us with your stupid medical theories? You don't need to make your point, this is a forum ffs. Post your opinion and go back to whackin your pud since the wife ain't putting out for you.
agentsmith- November 20, 2009 at 7:32 pm
No shit. No one is making a diagnosis here, the whole and only point I'm making is that the "six months" estimate by his trainer is not unreasonable.
Disco-Platypus- November 20, 2009 at 3:59 pm

It is good to know your wife, presumably a long-time practicing nurse, realizes that making assessments on a patient she has never met, who's medical history she has no access to, and whose condition(s) is (are) unbeknown to her are, "half-assed." Uh, I mean, never mind. Anywhoo:

Without having access to the specifics of Lesnar's illness(es) and/or the conditions of his recovery, it is really impossible to say how long he will be out. An estimate of recovery also tends to presume that it will be linear when, in fact, it is often non-linear: bouts of recovery punctuated by periods of regression, and so on.
robthom- November 20, 2009 at 2:39 pm
"Lesnar had a hole in his intestine that was leaking stuff into his stomach. "

Thats probably one of the more disturbing images I've had since I saw that picture of Cory Hills leg break.
Thanks, I needed that.
Norman- November 20, 2009 at 1:39 pm
6 months is incredibly fast for a return with what he's gone through. It's possible with his strict training regimen and diet to return that fast, but most people would be out longer before returning to such a high level of competition. I doubt he'll be 100%, but hardly anyone ever is, still his 70% is more than most peoples 100%.
jfjjfjff- November 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm
maybe your wife should be brock's doctor.
agentsmith- November 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm
@ jfjjfjff:

Well since my half-assed assessment was confirmed by my nurse wife who's worked in intensive care and organ transplant, maybe I should've gone to medical school after all.

Presuming the surgery fixed the problem and he has no complications, 4-6 months is a totally reasonable recovery time. Maybe more towards the 6 months side just to play it safe, considering he gets kicked and punched in the guts for a living.
Contraband- November 20, 2009 at 12:25 pm
yup did ya know cory hill fights tonight and brett rogers and warmachince are having a war of words on twitter right now
baldmidget- November 20, 2009 at 12:25 pm
I would say there is a hole in your internet, and it is leaking. Head over to the mayo cyber cafe, you'll be back posting in 6 months.

Get well soon killer.
jfjjfjff- November 20, 2009 at 11:36 am
why does it take so fucking long to post a comment? does anyone else experience the incredible wait or is it just me?
jfjjfjff- November 20, 2009 at 11:36 am
agentsmith -- definitely not a doctor.
Hum Deez Nutz- November 20, 2009 at 11:19 am
Say hello to steroid side effects people. This is not rocket science.
busted_cranium- November 20, 2009 at 11:08 am
A friend of mine had the same thing happen to him, and the doctors ended up taking half his fucking insides. Six months? We shall see.
superflat- November 20, 2009 at 11:03 am
We still don't know what the hell is wrong with him. He may have had surgery to repair the existing hole, but we haven't heard why he had the hole in the first place. My guess is there's something wrong with his intestinal lining, or perhaps he's releasing too much stomach acid... or something else entirely. If it's a chronic problem, he may be sunk.
baldmidget- November 20, 2009 at 10:47 am
Good lord... video evidence of minnesota mixed marital arts druids following lesnar into a stadium where he will fight e coli.

I can't lie, I shat myself*

*feces was excreted through normal means, not through a gaping hole in my intestine.

agentsmith- November 20, 2009 at 10:44 am
I'm no doctor either, but six months sounds reasonable to me. Four months to heal, two months for training camp. Four months is plenty of time to recover from surgery.
skeletor- November 20, 2009 at 10:39 am
Jesus Christ! In the last week this site hasn't been much different then an episode of ER. Hopefully some awesome shit will happen in the upcoming fights so we don't have to listen to this shit anymore.
Swedish- November 20, 2009 at 10:32 am
Brock is not human.