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Now Brock Lesnar Is Being Accused of Faking an Illness?

Here’s a situation that should serve as a microcosm of the MMA world for you: on Monday Brock Lesnar pulls out of his heavyweight title fight with Shane Carwin at UFC 106, citing a severe illness that Dana White is somehow certain is not the dreaded H1N1 virus.  Just two days later, the same guy who broke the Lesnar story is suggesting that he may be faking it, pointing to Lesnar’s appearance at a Vikings-Ravens game on October 18 and a conversation with White who said Lesnar didn’t sound ill when they spoke.  According to a mailbag response from Kevin Iole:

White further said Lesnar told him he is not sure if he could fight in January. I asked if Lesnar sounded ill when they spoke and he said no. White said he had breakfast with Lesnar in Las Vegas about a month ago and said Lesnar told him at that time he wanted to fight frequently. Something doesn’t add up here and this bears further watching.

All right, let’s get something straight, MMA world.  I’ve been very patient with you over the last decade or so, but if it turns out that Lesnar is just pretending to be sick so he can play Fezzik in a remake of “The Princess Bride,” it’s over between us. 

Now that that’s out of the way, are we really going to accuse Lesnar of playing sick based on his promotional appearance at a pro football game?  It’s not as if he put on pads and played defensive end.  As any of us who have ever soldiered into work with the flu know, you can show up for stuff even if you’re sick.  If all you have to do is stand around and wave, maybe blow a giant horn and spread your germs to the entire enclosed arena, it’s not out of the question even if you feel terrible.  What’s a little more difficult is strenuous physical activity, such as training for a championship fight.  Just ask Lesnar’s coaches and training partners

And you’ll have to pardon me if I don’t think that assessing how sick a guy sounds over the phone is an accurate way of diagnosing an illness.  He’s not calling in sick to Arby’s here; there’s no need to make sure and cough during the conversation just to sell it.  I suppose it’s at least possible that Lesnar is making all this up so he can avoid Carwin, but I think we need a little more to go on before we start demanding to see his doctor’s note.

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UFC fan- October 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm
keepin it real: REAL fucking dumb. congrats on that.
RasTrent- October 28, 2009 at 5:18 pm
Anyone who thinks Lesnar is faking sick to avoid Carwin because he is scared is a fucking tard. All this illness does is give Shane a couple more months to prepare himself for the hellacious beatdown he is going to recieve. Not a Brock nuthugger here either. Just keepin it real.
humancockfighting- October 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm
Considering this is about the only site that actually fell for "Kimo is dead," it's kind of funny that you guys are nitpicking another writer over a swine flu diagnosis. Try getting who is breathing and who isn't correct first before you cast stones at others.
Catalyst8487- October 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Kevin Iole is dumb. Period. You didn't need enlightening on that, but it bears repeating: Kevin Iole is fucking dumb. Him insinuating that Brock might be dodging the fight is hilarious, and unlikely, for the reasons I stated above.

Carwin brings nothing to the table that convinces me he'll win this fight. All this is an attempt by the UFC to put the biggest heel vs the biggest face in the HW division.
K.E.G.- October 28, 2009 at 11:56 am
First of all I think that would be an awesome movie, but only if you can get Antonio Silva to play the R.O.U.S.
knucklesamitch- October 28, 2009 at 11:54 am
1st of all...Burgers...I gotta go Wendy's. Yumm baconator. Back to the fight, it's really ashame that they gave Velasquez the Rothwell fight, he could have stepped in on the 21st...which would have given us a match we would should have already seen anyway.

As far as Brock being scared, I don't think so...He's super confident that he is able to KO anyone...ALWAYS....I don't think he gets scared...Except for maybe of Chlamydia.
Barc- October 28, 2009 at 10:56 am
i thought it took athletic ability, skill, and heart to win a fight. You've enlightened me. It's funny that you say this and then call someone else "fucking dumb." Hello Pot. I'm Kettle.

I'll be just as stoked to see this fight in January. I wanna see Carwin smash brock; but, I was disappointed when he didn't fight Velasquez first. Hopefully Carwin will take that fight between now and then to stay sharp. Assuming Velasquez didn't get any injuries in his fight on saturday.
CJvsCP- October 28, 2009 at 10:44 am
You will all be sorry when we find out Brock has Cancer!
Catalyst8487- October 28, 2009 at 10:43 am
Brock isn't dodging this fight. He knows, and many others do too, that he has the credentials to put Carwin down. To call him scared means that your fucking dumb. He came into the sport as green as can be and took on a widely regarding top 5 HW in Mir. He then turned around and took on a guy with more fights then Brock has years. He ain't scared of some muscle face brainiac with a protractor and a pocket protector.
google- October 28, 2009 at 10:36 am
Come on guys, fuck this fight. Lets get back to the burger debate.
Badguy- October 28, 2009 at 10:26 am
Well you are missing something! He called the fight off 3 weeks out.

And said he had been sick for 3 weeks! So if that is inded the case he almost loses half of his camp not being able to train properly.

No one is a bigger Brock fan then me. But I just dont know. When you have the flu, your not lying in bed all day everyday. You are worn out, tired, weak, running a temp aches ect. This can come and go at differant levels especially when training. He also took 1 week off completley. It is pretty easy to assume he trained for most of the sickness and took a week off, came back as reported and was just not feeling well still and decided to call it off knowing that he would not have enough time to get into proper shape.

When he called Dana it is not like he is supposed to be at the peak of the sickness, he could very well be pretty much over it, but still feeling the affects.

If he feels Carwin is his toughest test to date based on styles and pwer ect, then of course he isnt going to fight with a half ass training camp. He spends to much money training and to much is on the line.
Merlin- October 28, 2009 at 10:25 am
Typical bully excuses as soon as he's challenged by someone viewed as an actual treat to him.
Brock, your a fag man up & be prepared to be manhandled.
Barc- October 28, 2009 at 10:25 am
This is a rare nugget in CP history. This is why I'm a member of this site. Well played, men. Well played.
RWhit- October 28, 2009 at 10:11 am
How often does a fighter call off a fight 2 months out due to having the flu? Get your shit together, Lesnar, and start acting like a champion. Seriously, I cant see how the flu could delay your training by more than two weeks.

Am i missing something?
Smitty- October 28, 2009 at 10:08 am
@ UFC fan
That shit is mean as hell dude.......funny as shit, but kind of uncalled for.
echoxer0- October 28, 2009 at 10:07 am
uhhh cp... hes on steroids and he needs to wait till his cycle clears, which may or may not be january.
UFC fan- October 28, 2009 at 10:06 am
is it hard to spell with Lesner's cock in your ass MMAMoneyLine?
what did he "finds" against all those people?
Smitty- October 28, 2009 at 10:06 am
@ Eyes red as Fedor
Comment of the week in my eyes bro.
Eyes red as Fedor- October 28, 2009 at 10:03 am
If karma were just Brock would have contracted swine flu from Mir after talking all the shit about how Mir was faking an injury.
GEE-yuh-TEEN- October 28, 2009 at 10:03 am
I don't like Lesnar but I think accusing him of faking an illness is retarded. I don't like his personality, but I don't think he'd ever back down from a fight.
MMAMoneyLine- October 28, 2009 at 10:01 am
I love the people that think he's faking it because he's ducking Carwin. Since he's been a professional MMA fighter, he's agreed to finds against an Olympic Judo silver medalist, 3 former UFC Heavyweight champions and a very tough MMA veteran.

But he's afraid of Shane Carwin. Got it...
Smitty- October 28, 2009 at 10:00 am
DAMN YOU TO FIERY, INFERNO (in size), 1000 degree burn, HELL google!
I was just gonna say that.
UFC fan- October 28, 2009 at 9:58 am
Oh it is all false, Lesner is sick all right sick at heart and scared fucking shitless that soon his belt will be around carwin's waist and he will be exposed as the talentless bag of beef he really is.
yep I don't believe anything less than Lesner is sick.
That flu bug said he was glad to be a winner, and that he was gonna go drink theraflu cause tamiflu wasn't paying him shit, and later he was going to jump on lesner and fuck him to death.
831 Son- October 28, 2009 at 9:55 am
Kevin Iole deserves to die. Yup, i said it. That dude, along with the whole Yahoo "team of writers" are so fucking retarded. CP is just as retarded for constantly covering what they say too. These people know absolutely nothing yet you guys keep on talking about them.
google- October 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

You are wrong my friend. The weight they use is pre-cooked. Therefore, if the patties contain more fat, its cooked out and the same pattie would be smaller after cooking, even though they where the same before cooking. There is some place that does a comparison of all the burgers and post the results. Can't remember the name of it though.