Still sick, Lesnar's postponed UFC 108 bout now in jeopardy
The illness that forced
Rumors circulated that Lesnar was suffering from the H1N1 virus last week, but that's not the case. In fact, Lesnar doesn't appear to have the flu at all. Blood work done last week to determine the cause of the illness have not been disclosed by Lesnar or his camp, but the camp says it's not the flu.
I'm not a doctor, but I was a medic in the United States Army. Judging from my experience in dealing with soldiers, it would appear to me that Lesnar is suffering from something along the lines of mononucleosis. Lesnar's trainer/coach
A video showing Lesnar at a recent Minnesota Vikings game circulated through MMA message boards after the postponement announcements was made by UFC president
And while Carwin certainly presents a stiff challenge to Lesnar's reign, his camp says that's simply not the case. Lesnar's illness doesn't really affect his day-to-day activities, and he's able to function as he normally does for most of the day.
His training sessions are different, however. Our source confirms Iole's report that Lesnar is unable to push anywhere close to his typical pace during training sessions. He tires quickly and expends energy at a much more rapid pace than normal. Despite public comments, Lesnar is taking Carwin's boxing skills and punching power very seriously and does not want to risk going through a short two-week training camp for the fight.
Lesnar is expected to make a decision regarding UFC 108 by the end of next week. If he's not able to begin training at or near full speed, the bout will be postponed until UFC 109 in February. That will leave UFC 108, the UFC's traditional year-end show, without a championship fight on the card unless the company decides to put together an interim heavyweight championship bout between