Dana White Updates Brock Lesnar’s Status on SportsCenter

Written by Tom Ngo
November 18th, 2009

UFC president Dana White appeared as a guest on this morning’s ESPN SportsCenter and updated the world on the status of his biggest superstar, heavyweight king Brock Lesnar. White confirmed that the wrestler was released from the hospital yesterday, and that his career remains in jeopardy.

“He had been in the hospital 12 days, finally got released yesterday. Had minor surgery, [we] thought he might have to have major surgery, and like I said yesterday, he’s not out of the woods yet,” White said. “He’s gonna go home, rest a couple of days, we’ll see how he looks and probably send him down to the Mayo Clinic and have him checked out.”

Lesnar has pulled out of two proposed title defenses against Shane Carwin due to various illnesses. They were initially slated to square off this weekend inside the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas for UFC 106, then again at UFC 108, however Lesnar’s condition continued to worsen.

The most that Team Lesnar will reveal regarding the heavyweight’s condition is that he had mono, contracted some sort of intestinal infection in Canada a couple weeks back and fainted. Lesnar then had minor surgery and was released yesterday.

As far as his status, White said that they will know more once they get him submitted to the renowned clinic. As far as his fighting future, don’t even go there with Lesnar just yet.

“I don’t know, we don’t know if he ever will or not,” White stated about Lesnar’s future in mixed martial arts. “He still might not ever fight again.”

White’s appearance was intended to promote this weekend’s UFC 106 event, however much of his conversation on this morning’s show circled around his largest pay-per-view draw. Although it’s always good to get ESPN coverage, White didn’t reveal anything different than what he provided in the video blog he released last night.

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