The Brock Lesnar illness saga seems to get more severe every time Dana White discusses it. This weekend the UFC president categorized it as "very serious," but not life-threatening. According to new quotes from DW on TMZ.com today, it’s serious enough that Lesnar’s career could possibly be in jeopardy. White apparently told TMZ that Lesnar has been hospitalized ever since he collapsed during what was supposed to be a relaxing trip to Canada last week, and he may now need "major surgery" to deal with an intestinal disorder. Again White ruled out cancer and HIV while saying that he couldn’t get specific about the problem, but any time you’re so sick that people will only say what diseases you don’t have, it’s not encouraging. As far as his future in the Octagon, White said, "There’s a possibility Lesnar will never fight again."
The TMZ report stands in contrast to one on MMA Weekly, which quotes a source within Lesnar’s camp that downplays that severity of the illness, referring to it as, "just some complications with his illness and he had to be hospitalized for antibiotics."
We hope that characterization is more accurate. At the moment, the only thing that seems to be clear is that Lesnar is sick. How sick, and for how long, is still in question. Just the same, thoughts, prayers, whatever it is that you do, now might be a good time for it. Feel better, big guy.