Dana White: “Brock [Lesnar] had Minor Surgery and is Feeling Better”

Written by Tom Ngo
November 17th, 2009

Although it still wasn’t made public what UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar has fallen ill from, company president Dana White just Tweeted that Lesnar has undergone “minor surgery,” however his condition remains uncertain.

“Leaving bismarck ND right now. Brock had minor surgery and is feeling better,” White Tweeted. “Not 100% sure he is out of the woods but feeling better.”

Earlier today, Greg Nelson, Lesnar’s head coach and owner of Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts, confirmed with MMAWeekly.com that Lesnar did indeed have a bacterial infection in his intestinal tract, however things were looking up.

“He should be home soon,” Nelson texted the website.

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 when 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.

Lesnar’s condition worsened after he collapsed last week in Canada, where it was revealed that he had contracted the intestinal infection. The 32-year-old has been hospitalized in North Dakota since.

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