Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, has been diagnosed with a “serious” illness and expects to be out of action for an extended period of time.
UFC president Dana White confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday that Lesnar is in “rough shape.” It was widely reported that Lesnar had mono, but after taking a trip to Canada to recuperate, he collapsed and was rushed to a hospital.
Lesnar had to pull out of his scheduled fight Saturday at UFC 106 in Las Vegas and the UFC’s Jan. 2 card versus Shane Carwin.
Dana White tells TMZ.com is “very, very sick” with some sort of intestinal disorder. White said that Lesnar does not have cancer of HIV. “Lesnar is in bad shape, and the reality is they don’t really know all that’s wrong with him.”
White says the condition will require “major surgery.” White plans to visit Lesnar in the hospital and is trying to get him transferred to the Mayo Clinic, one of the most renowned medical facilities in the world. White tells TMZ, “There’s a possibility Lesnar will never fight again.”