The bad news continues to get worse for Brock Lesnar. The UFC heavyweight champion is in a hospital in North Dakota after collapsing in Canada.
UFC President Dana White admitted that Lesnar was in rough shape and not getting any better.
“He’s in rough shape, he’s in really bad shape,” White stated after UFC 105, according to TSN. “He is not well and he is not getting any better. . . . He’s very, very sick and he’s going to be out for a while. He’s got a lot of problems.”
We had reported earlier this month that Lesnar had contracted mononucleosis, which would put him out of training for at least a month, and possibly as long as six weeks, forcing him out of his original bout with Shane Carwin at UFC 106, and also forcing their rescheduled date of January 2, 2010 to be postponed. However, White noted that mono isn’t the only problem that Lesnar is facing.
“He’s got mono and he’s got something else wrong with him. I know what’s wrong with him, he just doesn’t want me talking about it,” White said.
“He doesn’t have cancer or AIDS or anything like this, (but) he’s got some problems, man. He’s not going to be getting well any time soon.”
White noted that they may have to crown an interim heavyweight champion in Lesnar’s absence. He also said that they would do everything they could to help Lesnar.
“I am worried about it,” he admitted. “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. He is not well and he’s not getting any better.
“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.”
Stay tuned to FightLine.com for further updates on Lesnar.