Well, this is terrible news. According to Yahoo! Sports, Brock Lesnar has pulled out of his heavyweight title defense at UFC 106 due to an illness that has sidelined him for "more than three-and-a-half weeks." Lesnar reportedly told Dana White that he’s never been this sick before, but White, who is not in any way a medical doctor, says he does not believe it’s the Swine Flu, though the Yahoo! article doesn’t say what prompted that diagnosis.
Judging by Shane Carwin‘s Twitter, he heard the news from the MMA media and still hasn’t received any official confirmation from the UFC. There’s no word yet on exactly how the UFC will reshuffle the lineup for UFC 106, or when Lesnar might be ready to make that title defense. Right now, all we have is a sick heavyweight champ and a disappointed challenger. This is why you have to wash your hands, people. Especially after handling dead woodland creatures or sharing shotguns with strangers.