UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is seriously ill and not expected to get better any time soon, according to UFC president, Dana White. Dana expressed his concern about the champion at Saturday night’s UFC 105 post-fight press conference.
It has been highly publicized that Lesnar has been ill with mononucleosis and unable to train for his fight with Shane Carwin, which was rescheduled twice. Now, it seems the former WWE star has fallen even more ill, to the point where he collapsed and had to be hospitalized.
“I’m actually probably going to fly to go see him, and we’re going to probably have to do some stuff to take care of this guy,” said White. He is not well, and he’s not getting any better.”
White also stated Lesnar actually collapsed while away on retreat in Canada. “He is in bad shape, and the reality is they don’t really know all that’s wrong with him,” White said. “He owns a bunch of property in Canada. He went up to Canada just to get away from his house, to go up there and just kind of chill out up there.”
“He f*cking dropped. He went down, and he had to go to the hospital. They ran every test on the planet on him, and they ended up finding out something else was wrong with him,” he added.
When asked what the UFC is planning to do in Lesnar’s absence, White said, ”If it’s a long wait, we’re gong to have to do something. We’re going to have to. The last thing I ever want to do is strip a guy who won a title. That’s the last thing I want to do. I don’t know if we’ll have to do an interim or what we’ll do to fix it.”
Hopefully many of the questions on Lesnar’s condition and illness will be answered in the next few days, but fans will just have to wait and see. The most anxious of those watching may be Shane Carwin, who has already watched his title fight with Lesnar get re-scheduled twice, and this time, maybe indefinitely.
By: Jeff Howard