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Brock Lesnar has diverticulitis…again.

Dana White and Brock Lesnar have just announced via conference call that Brock Lesnar has experienced a recurrence of diverticulitis and is out of his fight with Junior Dos Santos at UFC 131. Lesnar began experiencing symptoms again during the filming of TUF, and a CT scan of his stomach confirmed that he has inflammation and may need to look at surgery. Replacing Lesnar on the card will be none other than Shane Carwin, who was training to fight Jon Olav Einemo on the Vancouver card. This recurrence isn’t as serious as Brock’s first instance of diverticulitis, which almost killed him, but it’s bad enough that he’s going to be out of the cage for the foreseeable future. 

Brock made it clear during the call that he is not retiring, and that he will be back fighting in the UFC as soon as he is healthy. Obviously the shittiest thing about this situation is that one of the MMA community’s members is facing a serious medical problem, but this also basically flushes an entire season of TUF (further) down the shitter and comes on the heels of UFC 130 losing its main event. Maybe MMA fans should change the saying from “Beware the Ides of March” to “Beware the middle of May,” as this tends to be a time when cards fall apart faster than Charlie Sheen’s “comedy” tour. Fortunately for the UFC, Carwin vs. Dos Santos is a much, much better replacement bout than Rampage vs. Hamill. Here’s hoping Brock gets the best treatment he can and gets healthy, whether he fights again or not. 

  • FiveBoltMain says:

    Some one is getting KTFO!!

  • Mixed Martial Adam says:

    Maybe I’m in the minority, but Dos Santos vs Carwin is a way more exciting headlining fight!

    Now the big three are all in the top fighting for (or to keep) the belt. No matter who wins it will be a bad-ass match up against Cain!

    The possibility of Brock vs Velasquez II was kind of *meh* all around.

  • CAP says:

    Fucking Fuck. I was really looking forward to seeing him get crushed by JDS.

  • scissors61 says:

    Yeah, I am sort of pleased that we’re now guaranteed a late-year HW title fight that’s not a rematch. Silver lining, I guess. 


  • gerg says:

    parasites love this guys asshole

  • CAP says:

    ^Not as much as Soobo does

  • Conseal says:

    So who’s next for Einemo??

  • scissors61 says:

    They don’t have an opponent for him yet. 


  • glassjawsh says:

    jds v brock, jds v cain, jds v carwin, Cain v carwin….who gives a shot? ubereem murks them all. is it June yet?

  • SST says:

    LOL! Rednecks never learn.
    I knew he’d blow out his colon again after he tagged that deer last winter.

  • Jim Harbaugh Scramble says:

    He’ll be back. I bet he gets a fight near the end of the year against a total can. Paul Buentello come on down.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    im getting tired of the merry go round of title fights these days. its like the same guys keep fighting in nearly all the divisions. nice to see Carwin get a good fight

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Clint, there’s only so many people on the planet who are any good at this, let alone championship material.  Hell, this sport is so young that most people haven’t even started mixing their martial arts yet.  GSP is running around studying a bunch of shit he can’t come close to mixing, Andy’s a really good striker who can’t combine it with Jits very well to take on grapplers, etc.

    Not trying to be a downer, but oh well.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    i just mean how many times do we need to see rematches. in many of these weight classes there are a lot of fighters who could fight… shit they let dan hardy fight for the title but we need to see frankie edgar fight the same 2 guys nearly 4 times

  • kvelertak says:

    Dood was done after Cain. who else thinks he just did TUF for a few weeks for a payday and is using his disease as a graceful way to opt out of mma?

    Dood wasn’t coming back because of his skill gap, but now he’s really not coming back being 34 years old and sidelined for a long time.

    Subo is weeping in a closet somewhere.

    And the UFC HW division is now 3 guys.

    All Hail the Reem!

  • G Funk says:

    DJ, Andy’s a chitty wrestler, but he has proved his JJ game I think.

    I wonder if Brock’s chit pipe will be repaired again by divine intervention?

  • Omomatta says:

    I blame Jacks Links.

  • CAP says:

    ^And the COORS Light didn’t help!

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    G-Fizzle – no doubt his Jits is good, I’m referring to mixing it with his striking.

  • scissors61 says:

    How the hell do you mix jiu-jitsu with striking? I think the word you’re looking for is “takedowns.” Unless you mean that time when Anderson triangled Travis Lutter and then beat the top of his dome in with elbows…which seems like a good mix of jiu-jitsu and striking to me. 

  • P W says:

    What exactly is the complaint here? That a certain fighter isn’t great at EVERYTHING, which is impossible?

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    No one’s complaining – I’m talking about how young this game is.  Shit will get better and more dynamic.

    Andy is one of my favorites .. settle down kids.

  • frickshun says: