UFC To Update Brock Lesnar’s Status Today

Written by Tim Ngo
November 17th, 2009

After yesterday’s potentially grim announcement that Brock Lesnar may never fight again, UFC spokesperson Joe Fernandez told the Minneapolis Star Tribute, “We will definitely know something on Brock by [Tuesday].”

The UFC heavyweight champion is suffering from a bacterial infection in his intestinal tract. Lesnar was also diagnosed with mononucleosis, which was the original reason for the postponement of his title defense against Shane Carwin at UFC 106, and then again for UFC 108.

Obviously there is a lot of concern from all parties involved regarding Lesnar’s health. At this point doctors seem to have figured out what’s been wrong with the heavyweight, but we won’t know more until later on today at the earliest.

“There’s a possibility Lesnar will never fight again,” UFC presdient Dana White told TMZ on Monday.

White also went on to say that the UFC was going to assist in Lesnar’s transfer to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic where he can receive top of the line care. However, White told the gossip website that Lesnar would most likely need to have major surgery once admitted.

Lesnar’s head coach Greg Nelson told MMAWeekly late Monday night that Lesnar should be headed home soon, but it’s still unclear as to what his condition is.

Once we find out more on the champ’s status, we’ll report it right away.

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