Brock Lesnar is currently at home in Minnesota recovering from diverticulitis, an intestinal disorder that sidelined the monstrous heavyweight champion and called his fighting career into question.
For UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and the rest of the gang at Zuffa, the last three months have been among the worst since the company bought the promotion from Bob Meyrowitz in 2001. The bad luck has been unprecedented.
If the lack of depth on last Saturday’s UFC 106 card didn’t alarm you, it should. Sure, UFC has a giant roster of fighters that they don’t have to pay unless they fight.
So Brock’s camp saw the need to put out a hype video while the Heavyweight Champ is laid up in the hospital with a bacterial infection.
With news of UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s medical issues dominating the headlines, questions have began to circulate about what the future holds for the company’s heavyweight division.
Heavy.com has learned that, contrary to recent reports, Shane Carwin did not recently undergo knee surgery. We spoke with sources close to Carwin’s camp, who indicated that the number-one contender for the heavyweight title is simply rehabbing his knee.
It will be quite some time before UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returns to fighting. In fact, he may never fight again. Lesnar, 32, went to his property in Canada last week to get some rest while battling mononucleosis.
A day after Heavy.com reported the news that Brock Lesnar would not be fighting Shane Carwin at UFC 108 on January 2nd in Las Vegas, ESPN ran with the news as a lead story on their news ticker.
Dana’s Ferrari F430. Possibly just after getting that call that Brock Lesnar was out indefinitely with mono. The UFC has had catastrophe after catastrophe during the last month.
Sources close to Brock Lesnar’s camp informed Heavy.com tonight that Lesnar will not be able to participate in the postponed main event of UFC 108 against Shane Carwin.
The illness that forced Brock Lesnar to pull out of his scheduled UFC 106 championship defense against Shane Carwin still has not abated, and the heavyweight champion will be forced to postpone the bout yet again if he can’t begin training at full strength.