UFC 131 Fight Card: Lesnar Out of Dos Santos Bout with Diverticulitis

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Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar out of UFC 131 main event

A relapse of diverticulitis has forced former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to pull out of his scheduled UFC 131 fight with Junior dos Santos.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the news today.

Lesnar was scheduled to face fellow Ultimate Fighter 13 coach Dos Santos in the main event of UFC 131 in Vancouver. The winner would receive a title shot. Shane Carwin will face dos Santos instead.

Lesnar indicated on the conference call that his career isn’t over and he is not retiring, but that he has to figure out a way to beat the illness so that he can train to the best of his capabilities. “I’ve just got to find the right solution to fix this problem,” Lesnar said.

More on this story as it develops.

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