As noted earlier this week, despite UFC President Dana White stating last week that UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would meet with his physician this week to determine his condition, White has decided to not reveal any details on his status.
“Brock asked me not to talk about it,” White told Fanhouse.com. “I have to respect that.”
White went on to offer “no comment” when asked if he could make any statement about Lesnar. He had stated last week that they should know the status of Brock Lesnar this week.
Meanwhile, Lesnar’s trainers Greg Nelson and Marty Morgan were a little more forthcoming, telling MMAJunkie.com that his illness will not end his career.
“Yes, he will fight,” Nelson told MMAjunkie.com via text message. “When? Not sure as of yet, but he will fight.”
While they noted that Lesnar will fight, they declined comment on any further details.
“There’s really only a handful of people who know where we’re at, whether it’s moving forwards or backwards,” Morgan said. “A lot of times I think that in this day and age of Facebook and Twitter it almost bugs me that people always need to know what’s going on all the time. I understand people, granted, want to know how his health is, but at this point right now we’ve kind of just kept quiet with what’s going on.”
The UFC has announced a bout between Frank Mir and Shane Carwin at UFC 111 for the interim heavyweight title, so one can assume that Lesnar will at the very least be out of action for at least the next 6 months and even longer if major surgery is needed. White noted that the organization would continue without Lesnar if they had to, but that he’s more concerned about his well being.
“I didn’t even know that we were going to have Brock Lesnar a couple of years ago… I didn’t know if he was going to be good,” White recently stated. “The thing that I’m most concerned about is if he’s OK. I’m not looking at it and thinking that if he’s gone, we’re going to lose all those pay-per-view buys.
“If he has to have this major surgery, we’re talking about changing the quality of this guy’s life forever,” he continued. “I like him… I respect him… I hope that doesn’t happen for him and his family’s sake. Pay-per-view buys? I don’t give a shit about that. I hope the guy’s healthy.”
Stay tuned to FightLine.com for further updates on Brock Lesnar.