Former UFC champ Lesnar consider move to Saskatchewan

The Canadian Press

10/17/2013 5:57:40 PM

REGINA -- Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall jokes that if former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar moves to the province, Lesnar can pretty much pick any house he wants.

Wall made the comment in a speech to a Regina business crowd that included Lesnar.

The U.S. wrestler and retired mixed martial artist says he was visiting his brother's farm in Saskatchewan and decided he wanted to hear what the premier had to say.

Lesnar says he loves farming and Saskatchewan and eventually wants to move to the province full time.

It seems a far cry from 2010, when Lesnar fell ill on a hunting trip to Manitoba and criticized Canadian health care as being no better than in a Third World country.

Lesnar says the digestive disorder with which he was eventually diagnosed could have happened anywhere and the experience won't deter him from moving to Saskatchewan.