In an announcement that shocked the media during the UFC 105 post-event press conference, Ultimate Fight President Dana White announced that Brock Lesnar is "not well and he's not going to be getting well anytime soon."
"He's in a hospital up in North Dakota somewhere right now," said White. "He doesn't want to talk about it publicly, but he's in bad shape."
The monstrous Lesnar pulled out of his scheduled November 21st main event at UFC 106 against Shane Carwin after contracting what he thought was a bad case of the flu but was then diagnosed with mononucleosis. After the official announcement was made that the fight was postponed, contracts were sent out for a January 2nd fight between the two. When Lesnar did not return the contract signed to UFC, he decided to take some time off and go to Canada, where he has some property.
White commented, "He went to Canada and some bad stuff happened to him, so we've got to figure it out. He is not good. He is very, very sick and he's going to be out for a while."
When asked about Lesnar's reported case of mononucleosis, White added, "He has other problems too. I am worried about it. You know, I can't really talk about it right now, but he's in rough shape. He's in really bad shape … and we're going to have to do some stuff to take care of this guy. We're going to have to send him to the Mayo Clinic or to Scripps, or one of those really good hospitals to figure out what's wrong with this guy."
Even Lesnar's close friend and business associate Paul Heyman, the legendary writer/producer/on-air-personality with whom Lesnar closely worked during his tenure in World Wrestling Entertainment is keeping mum on what's ailing the current UFC Champion.
In an articled written by Heyman Hustle webmaster Michael G and posted late Saturday Night (http://heymanhustle.craveonline.com/articles/news/22656-brock-lesnar-hospitalized
), the webmaster wrote:
Many of you may be checking in with THE HEYMAN HUSTLE because of Paul Heyman's personal friendship and reported business relationship with Brock. For those of you who are looking for that insight, I can tell you that Paul has not discussed this latest development with any of us, but is aware of this story being posted tonight. Paul has promised to update on the situation this week. While there are many rumors flying around, it does not appear that a full diagnosis is available, and after the press had already run with the mono story, it's obvious Lesnar's health problem is serious and perhaps even complicated.
Lesnar's mono now appears to be the least of his issues. UFC will have to crown an Interim Champion, and Brock Lesnar's UFC career seems to be in jeopardy at this time.