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Dana White: “There’s A Possibility Lesnar Will Never Fight Again”

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 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.

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Vrax- November 17, 2009 at 3:00 am
I often think it would be lovely if gun-toting homophobes were suddenly struck ill.

Well, my work here is done.
UFC fan- November 16, 2009 at 9:24 pm
Ok I guess I will be "that guy"
Fuck lesner, one way or another he was about to never fight again any fucking way, cause Carwin was going to cripple his roided up ass.
I don't care how sick he is but I hope I never see that useless bag of shit in the UFC again ever.
The day they announce he cant fight again will be the day the UFC gets some respect back.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
dedflesh- November 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm
lets give randy another belt .... couture vs congo for the interim title!!!!
itsgalf- November 16, 2009 at 6:32 pm
Anal Tear
TylerDyrden- November 16, 2009 at 6:12 pm
i'm telling you man. oral steroids. fuck those things man, they kill your insides.
Sneaky Pete- November 16, 2009 at 5:55 pm
Get better Big Guy. You're not my favorite fighter, but you're the man right now.

As for trying to guess just what disease he has with the information out there, it's just morbid speculation at this point. Why not just make a pool and take bets on it. I'll put my money on prostatitis. Priapism anyone?
I Know Nothing- November 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm
whatever it is it's for real. Brock's on his way to the Mayo clinic.
knee_strike- November 16, 2009 at 4:41 pm

I doubt Lesnar has Crohn's disease. Crohn's is common among Jews. Brock's ancestors were Vikings, not money lenders.

Anyway, I'm pleased to see that most of the comments in this thread have been supportive. I had expected the Lesnar bashing to continue. Like him or hate him, Brock's a good fighter and a hard worker. I wish him and his family the best.
Dr. Cagelove- November 16, 2009 at 4:24 pm
Bens, check out C Diff. its heavy duty and potentially surgical/life threatening and has to do with the intestines... He coulda shat out 30 lbs in a matter of days.
Anhonestmoose- November 16, 2009 at 3:15 pm
that really sucks. i really hope he gets better soon.

in the mean time, if lesnar doesnt come back does the ufc hw division lose a lot of credibility? without lesnar can we honestly have the debate of whether or not fedor is the best hw in the world?

get well soon brock, hope to see you in the cage again.
Cock Chestner- November 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm
he might have crohns disease if it is intestinal related. mark my words...
MachidaVsSilva- November 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm
Burger King claims another victim.
jfjjfjff- November 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm
Sabado Gigante- November 16, 2009 at 1:55 pm

You just wrinkled the living shit outta my brain... Yet very interesting...

I hope Brock gets better... Like someone mentioned above, I wanna see how a healthy Brock Lesnar's career will play it....
ijustcreatedanaccounttocrackwise- November 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm
jokes aside, I do hope he recovers quickly and completely. If only because I want to see him lose (he must, someday - although he's looked better skilled and strategically in every match)

also jokes aside, I totally bet tomahawk is right - given what we know about BL there's virtual certainty that he never eats salad because 'its rabbit food for chicks and homos.'
Dubbs- November 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm
If Brock dies, maybe Dana could try to work Sable into one of the story lines, that would be a classy send-off.
NealTaflinger- November 16, 2009 at 1:25 pm
Sometimes a relaxing trip to Canada can ruin your career.


Tony Mandarich
J-Dog- November 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm
Maybe he has Crohn's disease or something. I had a g/f who was hospitalized for it a few times before finally having part of her colon removed. I don't think they treat it w/ antibiotics, though.

Anyway it's a bummer because I don't want to see him go out that way. If Fedor ever comes to the UFC or if there is ever another dominant heavyweight, I'd hate to see them have an asterisk after their legacy - *never fought Lesnar.

It also would suck to never see Lesnar be on the receiving end of a good beat down.

ksgbobo- November 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm
Stop being a pussy cockchest. You're fine!
831 Son- November 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Uhhh I almost guarantee that his fighting career is not going to be in jeopardy. Im not doubting that he might be pretty sick and need surgery, but this sort of talk from Dana is expected: Exaggeration, and jumping to conclusions too fast.
DaltonSwayze- November 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm
@tomahawk1fan I believe Allan Green, a world-ranked boxer, fights with part of his colon removed, but I could be mistaken.
agentsmith- November 16, 2009 at 12:47 pm
@ tomahawk1fan:

Makes sense, I bet as soon as someone told Brock that fiber "pushes your stool" he immediately cut all fiber from his diet.
uzithrasha- November 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Damn i always was on his side for fights. I was the only one out of my mma crew. Met him in Minesota. We had the same flight to san jose. He was going to a wwe show. Then when we landed he was cool and took a pic with me. Ever since then ive been a fan no matter what hes doin. Hell be back
JungleJitsu- November 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm
I hope the man gets better, that sucks..
knucklesamitch- November 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm
Man, the Hvy Wt division of UFC is totally screwed right now. Lesnar is too sick to defend the title, so DW says over the weekend that there may be an interim champ...Who fights for that? Big Nog is out of his fight against Velasquez...So you could put Carwin vs. Velasquez for the interim strap, but oh wait...Carwin choose surgery, so he's out. Frank Mir shouldn't be involved because he's coming off a loss to Lesnar and is fighting Kongo who is coming off a loss to Veslasquez...Jesus Christ I have a headache. Please dear god do not let Roy Nelson or Kimbo fight Cain Velasquez for the Interim Championship.