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Dana White: Brock Lesnar ‘had a hole in his intestine’, ‘we don’t know if he’ll ever fight again’

danawhiteWhat 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.

6 COMMENTS
  • BigDave says:

    I’m glad the problem has been corrected and hope for his speedy recovery. I hope to see you back to doing what you do in the cage as soon as you are back to 100%.

  • xtreme_machine says:

    the headline sounds more harsher than the article

  • manny says:

    I sure hope he can fight again, I still want to see carwin vs lesnar & even better fedor vs lesnar.
    If he is unable to fight ever again, the ufc will begin to have a problem in the HW div as i believe the belt wil be shifting fighters in every title defense as theres no solid fighter to hold it for a long period of time, and then hopefully fedor will be knocking on the door.

  • Dufresne says:

    Hopefully this proves to be less serious than originally thought and we can see Lesnar back in the Octagon in late 2010 for a potential reunification belt. I would hate to see such a promising athlete’s career cut short due to an illness that he had no chance of preventing.
    Luckily he’s in the hands of some of the best doctors in the world, and we know he’s going to be given the best treatment and therefore the best chance to get back up and running.
    Praying for you and your family big guy, get better soon.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    manny are saying that NO HW in the UFC has it in them to hold on to the belt for more than one fight other than Brock????
    Sure
    Get well Brock since your the onln one in the UFC HW div with any talent lol.
    Seriouly best wishes big guy

  • Vogairian says:

    Being a fan of Brock, I hope to see him get healthy and back to being the monster that he is in the cage. Hopefully he won’t be down too long and can get back and unify the HW title again.

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