Dana White: “[Brock Lesnar’s] In Really Bad Shape”

Written by Tim Ngo
November 14th, 2009

During yesterday’s UFC 105 press conference, UFC president Dana White updated the media on the status of his heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, and it isn’t good. “He is not good. He is very, very sick and he’s going to be out for a while,” a very realistic White admitted.Apparently mononucleosis isn’t the only issue that’s causing Lensar’s illness, but the problem is nobody knows why Lesnar isn’t getting better.

“He’s in rough shape. He’s in really bad shape. We’re going to have to do some stuff to take care of this guy. He is not well and he’s not getting any better,” White continued.

White wasn’t able to give a timeline on when Lesnar will return to the Octagon to defend his strap, but was hopeful that it would be sooner rather than later.

The former NCAA All-American wrestler was originally scheduled to face Shane Carwin at UFC 106 next weekend, but was tentatively rescheduled for UFC 108 after it was revealed Brock had contracted the kissing disease. Now that Lesnar is definitely out for the January 2nd appointment, everyone can take their time in getting the 265-pound king healthy again.

“We’re going to have to send him to the Mayo Clinic or to Scripps, or one of those really good hospitals to figure out what’s wrong with this guy,” White stated.

Word on the street is that a trip to Canada is what caused the start of Lesnar’s health problems. Lesnar attempted to push through it but was unable to go full bore without getting heavily winded. That subsequently caused the champion’s camp to call off the November 21st title bout.

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