During his appearance on The MMA Hour, Paul Heyman says that Brock Lesnar was healthy enough to fight Fedor Emelianenko in 2012 and comments on whether or not he would consider a return to the UFC. Here is what he had to say…
“He had a clean bill of health. He was not ready for the Alistair Overeem fight. A liver kick, well placed, will drop anyone and a liver kick from Alistair Overeem, at that size and that weight, no matter how he attained it, or even if he was 50 pounds lighter, a liver kick from Overeem will drop a horse.
Brock wasn’t healthy. I don’t think Brock has truly understood nor accepted the severity of the illness that took him down. They did blood work on Brock and they found out he wasn’t healthy for many, many years. His body was fighting this affliction off and using so much of his energy.
He was handicapped the entire time. His body is so freakish, he was fighting this thing off and he had enough energy to do those other things while sick.
I think he’s very, very happy right now with what we’re doing in WWE. It’s (returning to fight in UFC) not a subject he has to think about. If the deal ends up over in WWE, if a change of circumstances happens, and if it’s a no-brainer to get him back into the cage, I’m sure it’s something he’d consider. Right now, it’s not a topic of conversation. Why would you mess up the WWE deal?”