It was reported on Yahoo! Sports that UFC champ Brock Lesnar was forced to pull out of his heavyweight title fight against Shane Carwin at UFC 106 on November 21.
UFC President Dana White told Kevin Iole that Lesnar has had the flu for nearly a month and hasn’t been able to train sufficiently for a match with Carwin. The loss of the title fight is a big blow to the event, but UFC 106 is apparently scheduled to go on as planned with Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin stepping up to fill the main event.
Carwin posted on his Twitter account that his match with Lesnar will happen on January 2, offering a nice headliner for the UFC’s big New Year’s card. The postponement is kind of a bummer, but things like this happen and I’m glad Lesnar admitted his ailment rather then try to fight through and show up for his title defense at less then 100 percent. Anything else would be unfair to everyone.
It sounds like Lesnar was having trouble getting out of bed, suffering from fever and “extreme fatigue,” but he reportedly just has the regular flu and not swine flu or the equally terrifying Ebola virus, though the issue was brought up.
I know H1N1 is supposedly nearing it “peak” right now but it’s only October and it’s going to be a long winter if this is the type of swine flu paranoia that is already taking over. But for a comforting thought, just picture his wife Sable feeding a sick Brock Lesnar chicken soup with Bud light broth and smearing VapoRub all over his giant sword tattoo.
Source: Yahoo!Sports, UFC