What was originally believed to be a simple case of mono has since been tracked back to a much more serious problem for current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, but fortunately it’s not a problem that can’t be solved.
“He had a hole in his intestine,” said UFC President Dana White in a recent conversation with Dan Wetzel from Yahoo! Sports. “The (stuff) was leaking into his stomach. That’s what was causing him so much pain. That and he had abscesses.
“The doctor told him he hasn’t been right for a year. His immune system has been trying to fight this thing and that’s why he was susceptible to getting sick.”
While Lesnar’s situation has definitely improved due to his condition being diagnosed and finally having the opportunity to be treated properly, there just aren’t enough answers available right now to paint a clear picture of the champion’s current condition.
“We’ll find out more next week,” explained Dana. “We’re going to send him to the Mayo Clinic for a couple of days. I don’t know what to say. It’s looking better now than last week, but what that means, I don’t know.”
As far as Brock’s career inside of the Octagon is concerned, there are no guarantees at this point.
“We don’t know if he’ll ever fight again,” stated White.
Whether Brock fights again or not is definitely a question on the minds of MMA fans across the globe, but first and foremost the fighting community has come together in wanting Brock to live a healthy rest of his life; Something Dana feels confident he will be able to be.