It appears UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has been forced to pull out of his November 21st title defense against Shane Carwin.
The news was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The report indicated that Lesnar contacted UFC president Dana White to inform him that he has been ill for close to a month and has been unsuccessful in shaking the illness.
“He said he’s never been this sick in his life,” White told Yahoo. “He said it’s been going on for a long time and he just hasn’t been able to shake it.”
With Lesnar out, it is uncertain if Carwin will fight on the card against another opponent, or if the UFC will set the wheels in motion to find a replacement main event fight.
In a late afternoon Tweet, Shane Carwin indicates the fight will be moved to UFC 108 in January, and the possibility that Lesnar has the dreaded H1N1 virus.
I just heard from Jason. Looks like it is posponed till Jan 2. I had h1ni myself and I understand how devastaing it can be.