UFC president Dana White has just told TMZ.com that heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar’s condition continues to worsen and they will try to get him checked into the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. White is hopeful that doctors there will be able to determine what exactly is wrong with the wrestler, however believes he will probably require “major surgery” as his MMA career hangs in the balance.
The celebrity website reports that White will be making a trek up north to visit his 265-pound king and assist in Lesnar’s transfer to the highly regarded medical facility.
White added that his biggest superstar is “very, very sick” with some sort of intestinal disorder that will require him to go under the knife for a “major” procedure.
Word broke late last month that Lesnar would be forced out of his UFC 106 bout against Shane Carwin due to an undisclosed illness. Early reports claimed that Lesnar was bedridden for over a month, however was starting to get a little better as the UFC re-scheduled his title defense for UFC 108 on January 2nd.
Unfortunately, it was later revealed that Lesnar was diagnosed with mononucleosis and wouldn’t be able to make the January 2nd date.
It appears that he has more than just mono as the champion collapsed in Canada last week and has been hospitalized ever since.
The rumor mill has been swirling with possible illnesses that the former WWE employee may have contracted, however Lesnar wants to keep things under wraps. White did reiterate that Lesnar isn’t HIV positive or have cancer, however did say that the condition was bad enough that Brock’s future may not include an Octagon.
“There’s a possibility Lesnar will never fight again,” White said.
The 32-year-old holds a dominating 4-1 professional MMA record, capturing the UFC title in just his fourth professional fight.