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Ominous Illness Sidelines UFC Champ Lesnar

11/15/2009 11:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brock LesnarBrock Lesnar -- the UFC Heavyweight Champ -- is in "bad shape" according to UFC president Dana White and won't be fighting anytime soon.

White made the announcement after UFC 105 last night, saying "He's in a hospital up in North Dakota somewhere right now. He went to Canada and some bad stuff happened to him, so we've got to figure it out ... He doesn't want to talk about it publicly, but he's in bad shape. He's not well and he's not going to be getting well anytime soon."

Lesnar originally pulled out of a November 18 fight and reports suggested he had swine flu. The fight was rescheduled for January 2, but then it was announced Lesnar had mononucleosis.

But White made it clear, Lesnar's problems go beyond mono: "He is not good. He is very, very sick and he's going to be out for a while."

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Ditzco Ball    

I am curious as to whether it could be Hodgkin's Lymphoma. As White has stated, they might take him to Mayo or Scripps, which one would assume is not a mental condition, but physical. As well, I am from the town in Canada where he was first hospitalized and rumors are a dime a dozen up here but there are ideas. Apparently he was visiting family up here.

1771 days ago
62.

Ziggy    

Maybe it's an ingrown toenail.

1771 days ago
63.

matt    

Yeah if it was mono, they would say it to squash the rumors. You don't say he's in basically deathly shape and say "thats all we can tell you". IMO, he got hooked on Meth and came back to the U.S weighing 145lbs. Dana through him right in to the hospital after seeing his was addicted to drugs. That would explain the long term "very very sick" part. Just an opinion.

1771 days ago
64.

matt    

Listen people. Brock Lesnar is ON steroids. I love how people say "They test him, etc". As if they are going to suspend the largest moneymaker ever for doing something that the lowest dude on the pole is doing. They are almost all on steroids. There are ways of passing those tests. Brock would always have been a big man anyways, but with the addition of steroids, its puts him in a whole different weight class. Normally, he would be probably 250, not 300. Plus he wouldn't be all rock muscle. He would have a bit of a belly. Especially at that size. I don't care how hard you work out. Believe it folks. Look how many guys work out for YEARS and barely look any different. Look at all your local gym freaks who lift hard daily and still look the same. Those are the guys who are NOT taking steroids.

1771 days ago
65.

TMZBoy    

I have no compassion for roiders.

1771 days ago
66.

Al    

Obviously this Trailer Parker took some bad steroids or has Aids.

1770 days ago
67.

speck    

Curiously, as a "medical professional", you overlooked a textbook case of XXY.

One other thing you can pretend to hate about Canadian "socialized medicine": You actually have to prove that you're good enough to be a doctor there.

1770 days ago
68.

doc murry    

BROCK LESINER IS DIEING,HE IS NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE TILL THANKSGIVING.FORGET MICHAEL JACKSON.PLEASE EVERYONE PUT ALL OF THEIR PRAYERS FOR BROCK AND DUMP WACKO JACKO..WACKO KILLED HIMSELF with drugs and having sEX WITH KIDS BUT THIS AMERICAN HERO IS DIEING FROM LIVER SPOTS CAUSED BY BEING PUNCHED IN THE KIDNEYS AND EARS.
PRAY FOR BROCK HE IS A REAL AMERICAN AND HAS DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO SAVING KIDS FROM MANNIQUINS.

1770 days ago
69.

pollynoo    

An American Hero? Are you high? UFC isn't even a sport. Get a life. Douchebag.

1770 days ago
70.

Professor Obvious    

He has intestinal blockages due to tumors. Too many 'roid cycles.

1770 days ago
71.

JJ    

If they think its originally mono and if he was messing around with hookers etc well he might have guillan barre syndrome or transverse myelitis...but this wouldnt be intestinal and doesnt require surgery, so if Dana is saying the truth my theory is out, but for some reason my instinct tells me he has something affecting his nervous system, lets wait and see. The reason I know this is that i played ball wont say where but had TM and I think it was from bad juju, they diagnos you but really dont find anything conclusive other than you had a cold prior to all this happening. Some of these posts are downright cruel. I do not know what would make someone make such an ignorant statement, if you had to go through these type of problems, I guarantee you will be making deals with God on that UCI room...Good Luck Brock.

1770 days ago
72.

alphamaleto    

hulk hogan, the rock, et al. steroids and entertainers including bon jovi, have always known that this is a fountain of youth and power. for these gladiators, it is a given. you are all chumps to think this isn't part of their daily routine. HGH isn't detectable in testing. have you seen a 6'8 365 (minnesota viking off tackle) working at your office? steroids make the human body enormous and powerful. genetic freaks, and supreme athletes a given, but combined with hormone nitro glycerin, that's why they make millions of our dollars to watch them entertain us. Beyond our comprehension so we will pay the circus to see these freaks.

1770 days ago
73.

CP    

To those who believe that Lesnar has used roids, you are ignorant. There has never been a case of him using them and his grandfather was just has big as he is, meaning his size and body type is genetic. Hope he gets well and back in the ring to smash Carwin's face the way he did Mir's. The only comp he really has is Fedor and still prolly take him as well. Thing is myself and those who want to see him fight Fedor, it will never happen, unless M-1 Global Fedor's promoter, of which he is part owner of, goes defunct. Just as Affliction and the IFL have done so and many others. Dana would not allow them to co-promote/piggy back, that is why Fedor's managers refused to sign.

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