It appears the rescheduled UFC 108 heavyweight title bout between champion Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin has officially been scrapped. The challenger just issued a statement expressing his disappointment, however is up for the challenge once Lesnar regains his health.
Here’s what Carwin stated late Wednesday evening on his official blog:
Guys my manager Jason Genet just told me that UFC 108 is not happening. Brock has Mono and what the UFC has told me is that I have earned the title shoot but I have to wait for the title holder.
I hope Brock gets well soon. I highly suggest he get into a Max Muscle store because they have the best advice and supplements to support that advice. It really is the only way to make it through the grueling weather and training we live through.
Here’s to spending some time with the family and eating as much as I can at Thanksgiving.
Thanks to my amazing sponsors Max Muscle, Beaver Buzz Energy, PerformanceMMA, Nightrider Jewelry, MTX Audio, and Warrior Wear.
The two were originally set to tango at UFC 106 on November 21st, however Lesnar had fallen ill to an undisclosed illness – that was until Carwin just revealed Lesnar contracted the kissing disease – and was forced to push their date back until the beginning of the year due to his bedridden state.
Postponing the 5Round affair until January 2nd wasn’t a big deal to Carwin as he had just recovered from a bout with the Swine Flu himself, and it appears that he’s accepted the double-dose of the bad news just as well.
It’s a lot more comforting to hear when UFC brass follows it up with, “… you’re fighting Brock for his title next, regardless.”