Friend reports UFC’s Lesnar home, recuperating

Published 12:15 am Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A friend of UFC champion Brock Lesnar says the ultimate fighter is back at his home in Alexandria as he recovers from a bacterial infection, and won’t make decisions about his career until his health has improved.

Larry Novotny tells The Associated Press that Lesnar was released from a hospital in Bismarck, N.D., on Tuesday. Novotny, who is Lesnar’s chiropractor, says he had minor surgery and may require further surgery.

Novotny’s update on Lesnar’s condition was first reported by KSAX-TV in Alexandria.

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Lesnar grew up on a dairy farm in Webster, S.D., and is a former wrestler at Bismarck State College. He was an NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion, and later wrestled professionally with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

He announced last month he was withdrawing from his Nov. 21 UFC title defense match because of an unspecified illness.