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Brock Lesnar Bails On UFC 131 Over Stomach Issues

5/12/2011 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brock Lesnar has officially pulled out of his big fight at UFC 131 after suffering another flare up from his ongoing stomach condition ... and may undergo "life changing surgery" in the near future.

Brock Lesnar Diverticulitis


Brock suffers from a digestive disease called diverticulitis -- which causes extreme stomach pain.

Brock released a statement saying, "I'm not retiring ... I believe there's a solution to every problem, I just gotta find the right solution ... I love this sport."

Brock insists the symptoms aren't as serious as last time, but he couldn't train for his fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC 131 on June 11.

Lesnar was hospitalized back in 2009 due to his medical condition -- and had to reschedule his fight against Shane Carwin. Lesnar whooped Carwin's ass when they fought a few months later.

Lesnar is currently being treated at the famous Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

UFC honcho Dana White announced Junior will now fight Carwin at the big event in June.



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16.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

I have it also.He just needs to eat right.

1224 days ago
17.

en Todo Momento!!    

goodness gracious! what's like the t-shirt size on this dude??? like xyz-L???!

1224 days ago
18.

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Diverticulitis is swelling (inflammation) of an abnormal pouch (diverticulum) in the intestinal wall. These pouches are usually found in the large intestine (colon). The presence of the pouches themselves is called diverticulosis.

1224 days ago
19.

me    

I have diverticular disease also, it's no joke. I can't eat seeds or nuts at all. Right now it's just hard seeds, but as the disease progresses eventually I won't be able to tolerate soft seeds either ( like the ones in tomatoes, kiwi, etc.) It's a complete drag. It is also hereditary, my aunt died from it and my mother nearly did. All it takes is one popcorn kernel getting caught in a diverticula, and before you know it- infection and worse, peritonitis. Horribly painful and life threatening.

Prayers out to Brock!

1224 days ago
20.

Chris    

Lesnar "whooped Carwins ass"??? So THAT'S what Brock was doing while he was huddled in the corner when Shane was turning his face into hamburger during the first round. He's fortunate that the fight wasn't called (because it very well could have), then Carwins cardio gave out early in the 2nd.

1224 days ago
21.

CubanB    

Sucks for Brock, but I'm glad Corwin is getting this shot. Brock has plenty of money, he should just retire and take care of himself.

1224 days ago
22.

chefadam    

Stop eating nuts idiot and the condition gets all better.

1224 days ago
23.

CriticAl    

Lesnar is the biggest a-hole in MMA. Anyone who watches The Ultimate Fighter can see that. He's bad for the sport.

1224 days ago
24.

wtf    

Steroids are a hell of a drug

1224 days ago
25.

Rob    

My wife has had that for almost ten yrs now and all she has to do is take a pill 3x a day. He does this just to get out of a fight that he knows he can't win.

1224 days ago
26.

Fantastic Four    

Check the smokinggun.com h

Lesnar was arrested in 2001 by the US Postal Police for distributing anabolic steroids.

As for "Whooping Carwin's ass", Carwin pounded on Lesnar like a drum until Lesnar capitalized on an error and sunk a last second choke.

1224 days ago
27.

ChorizoSupreme    

If eating nuts or seeds is the trigger of Brock's disease, then why doesn't he just watch what he eats? Don't all fighters watch their diet before a big fight? It appears that the only nuts that Lesnar is afraid to eat are the ones dangling from dos Santos' twig.

1224 days ago
28.

en Todo Momento!!    

probably all them fat burners that cause a disease like that. especially on a massive person, intake levels are probably gigantic, leading to fatty tissue to disintegrate in the colon. sounds painful.

1224 days ago
29.

Chuck    

Lesnar absolutely didn't whip Carwin's ass. In fact, Carwin whipped Lesnar's ass then Lesnar caught him in an arm triangle. Why don't you stick to stalking celebrities and stay away from real news.

1224 days ago
30.

bka62223    

Brock,

From a fellow sufferer, who knows of what he speaks... Two things: Aloe Vera Juice Twice a day, best in OJ. BioChoice Immune 26, when you get up in the morning, at least an hour before you eat breakfast and again before you go to bed. Thank me later....

1224 days ago
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