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Canadian Health Care Official Hits Back at Brock Lesnar

UFC champ Brock Lesnar
(It’s all fun and games until you piss off a Canadian. Have we learned nothing from Alanis Morissette’s "Jagged Little Pill" album?)

Brock Lesnar refused to name the hospital in Canada where he received care that he likened to “a third-world country,” but it turns out he doesn’t need to. The CEO of the regional health authority in Brandon, Manitoba has done it for him, and she’s none too pleased with Lesnar’s description of the facilities. Carmel Olson told the Globe and Mail (tip via CP reader Organ Donor) that she took “real exception” to Lesnar’s third-world country remark, and suggested that maybe Lesnar freaked out a little too soon and didn’t give her staff the chance to go to work:

“The attending physician was very qualified and very respected,” she said. “He’s been in the business for more than 30 years. And he has the skills to diagnose a condition such as diverticulitis without a CT scan. …We have checked this particular health record and we are quite confident that the correct diagnosis was given and the best course of treatment offered. We have state-of-art equipment here. We are hardly a one-horse operation.”

Lesnar wasn’t satisfied. He checked himself out and had his wife drive him back to the U.S. in what he describes as a harrowing 100 mph drive that “saved [his] life.” Olson suggested maybe he had another reason for fleeing in her parting shot, adding, “maybe he didn’t like the bill.”


It’s hardly surprising that the Canadians didn’t take kindly to having their hospital bashed in the media but one of the UFC’s biggest stars, but you’d almost think they’d be used to stuff like that from brash Americans. It seems that where Lesnar really ticked them off was in explaining that the only reason he was even talking about it was to make a point to Americans at a time of intense debate over the future of our health care system.

Olson didn’t refute Lesnar’s claim that the Mayo Clinic was superior to the hospital in Brandon – after all, one of those places is world famous and one isn’t – but she added, “I really take exception to someone giving us that kind of media coverage for their own political reasons.”

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dyson rich- January 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm
Like the US , there are many different Clinics and Hospitals. If you saw the movie Doc Hollywood you might know what a Brandon Manitoba Clinic is like. Remember he was Hunting. You don't hunt Downtown. You Hunt in the bush . Canada has many world class Hospitals and Doctors and the bashing of one doesn't mean the rest are like that. Should have given him a can of Coke seemed to work in the movie. I just hope Brock gets better and we see him soon. Here is a little joke about Hunters for you. " Why do women love Hunters" Because they go deep into the bush, they always shoot twice , and they eat what they shoot. Good luck Brock keep kicking ass .
JaredMagno- January 23, 2010 at 10:44 am
I hope that a Sasquatch beats the shit out of Lesner for his remarks against Canada. Sasquatch's are violent patriotic beasts.....
Big Jumpin Dad- January 23, 2010 at 12:10 am
@GhostBoner

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Big Jumpin Dad
Randy Pan- January 22, 2010 at 11:20 pm
All of my political opinions are based on what Brock Lesnar says.
fromunda1- January 22, 2010 at 7:03 pm
After getting a bellyful of anecdotal stories about the horrors of Canadian health care I went to the CIA website to compare what I think are the two most basic measures of the general health of a countries population:infant mortality and lifespan. Guess what? Canadians live longer on average, and fewer of their babies die.

Americas health care administration is considered barbaric by the rest of the civilized world, and for good reason. Fuck a bunch of capitalism run amuck.
ghostboner- January 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm
@robthom - Oh no I'm not falling for that one again. I've been swindles by a nigerian before. My healthcare is going to be taken care of by the large sum of money coming to me from a nice English lady who won a lotto and needs me to help her collect her winnings.
ghostboner- January 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm
@GetUpAndKill - Maybe that is how it works in other countries, but if you happen to be a foreigner here in Murrica, even one who is here illegally, you can still get emergency health care and your insurance will not be required to pay, nor will you if you happen not to have any. I'm not saying it's free, because someone will definitely pay for it, just not said foreigner in foreign land.

@Big Jumpin Dad - Good call. If it comes to that, follow through. I believe most everyone would prefer it that way as well.
robthom- January 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm
"... if you want the best and brightest doctors from India, Nigeria and China to continue to want to study and practice in the States then you gotta pay."


Hi, I'm a Nigerian prince who recently came to murica to study and practice medicine. If you double mortgage your house and pay me all of your money I promise in return that you'll receive the best and brightest drug prescriptions the murican health care system has to offer.
Big Jumpin Dad- January 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm
NUFF SAID MOTHERFUCKERS
Big Jumpin Dad- January 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm
im canadian and as a matter of fact a manitoban, just 6 hours away from brandon, in Flin Flon, Manitoba. Were a mining town that is famous for our underground medical marijuana growing operation and if you dont smoke weed here youre a minority. But besides that id rather die waiting for a half ass surgurey in canada than to be saved in ultra suave fashion and record breaking time in america and be stuck with a 250 000 dollar bill
GetUpAndKill- January 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm
@ ghostboner

He was a foreigner in a foreign land...so like anywhere else, he (or his insurance) would have had to pay for the health care.
ghostboner- January 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm
Dammit Deadpanda!
ghostboner- January 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm
My favorite is the dude who said something like "none of you are Canadian", ha ha ha for a while I thought this site was exclusively for the Canucks and I had somehow slipped through security. So no one has addressed how the hospital Admin said maybe Brock didn't like the bill. Is this an indicator that the system is pretty much the same up there or was she making a joke about Brock's finances?
ghostboner- January 22, 2010 at 2:36 pm
A comrade of yours I am not, comrade.
iDestroy- January 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm
You get what you pay for? Ever heard of RED cameras? 1000X the quality for a fraction of the price.
Savageleto- January 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm
We currently pay way more per person on Health Care then anyone else on Earth... yet we linger in the high teens, low 20's for quality and value on world rankings...

Not to mention how many Bankruptcies are directly related to medical costs (most of those people have insurance and are under-insured or reached their CAP)

Make sure you get your facts in alignment with reality before you VOTE...

Deadpanda- January 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm
“maybe he didn’t like the bill.”

Umm... I'm pretty sure the Mayo clinic isn't fucking free. I don't think Lesnar cares too much about the bill from a hospital that doesn't even have a working CT scanner.

free health care... pft

You get what you pay for; always. Nothing begets nothing. Remember that voters.
KillSwitch_E- January 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm
THIS IS ABOOT FREEDOM
cagefightmon- January 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm
This is an MMA site and not a political forum???
Not True, anymore . . . Brock turned it into one by pushing his GOP agenda rants in opening up his fat mouth. Then you have Butterbean(DANA) condoning these acts at Brock's side.

MEDICARE IS SOCIALIZED HEALTHCARE!! We should do away with the care to the old people???
Probably Not, Dummies!
Savageleto- January 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Funny how TWO doctors in the US with all its fancy toy's failed to correctly diagnose Brock when his illness was still early (read- much easier to treat effectively with out miracles from Baby Jesus)

Then it took some stone age, medicine man in the remote wilderness of a Province in Canada almost the size of the United States itself, a few tosses of the bones and only one slaughtered chicken to correctly diagnose his condition...

Apparently he did not like to hear their mystical prognosis about how he was about to Die so they had to do some surgery on him...

So he fled back to the US.. where the Doctors confirmed the Canadian Witch Doctors chantings.. and told him the same thing so he got another opinion from a Doctor that told him if in 8 hours he was not better they HAD to do Surgery... It did not happen because Baby Jesus blessed Brocks fetid shit canal ...

Not because the US health care system is so AWESOME!...

I wonder how Brock would of been treated in some of the most desolate, or poor regions of this very country... hmmmm

nicey- January 22, 2010 at 12:49 pm
@ Casa de los pan:

You're a fuckin' idiot. French Canadians are a small part of Canada, aka Quebec, and "aboot" is a term used to take light of ALL OTHER Canadians and their quirky accent. Has nothing to do with the Frenchies. Learn before you speak.
intercept440- January 22, 2010 at 12:46 pm
I thought i mentioned this yesterday but ill say it again...

your health care bill is effectively dead, the republican in mass. won....no more 60 votes..

End of story........

The way i see it , Swede is a Douche......if you dont like whats here then go to your other favorite site dirtychocolatemanstarfish.com or something like that im sure..

and third, fuck brock and his opinions

and fourth its not that we dont want better health care...... its that it should be done right, not drafted by some stupidass fucknut in 2 days then rammed up our asses as soon as they can rally there troops to vote on it...

the govt couldnt turn a profit on the mustang ranch brothel it had to take over by law in 1992 because they got busted for tax evasion...

under govt operating it they actually lost money.....who the fuck cant make money selling pussy and beer??????

now do you see what we are saying..if they can't make a profit on the oldest profession in the history of the world, how the fuck can they draft a health bill in a few days or weeks and make it work for us without being fucked up...

what did i miss??? .... .... .... oh yea , fuck you swede you douche....did i say that already??
ReX13- January 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm
tubby bob>> pretty sure "hoser" was the c-c-c-combobreaker on that one.
Lysol- January 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm
^^ Either someone isn't from America or someone has grossly underestimated the stupidity of the average American voter.
tubby bob- January 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm
I skipped through most of the comments just to read the "i'm not your..." posts
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