MMA Lesnar Fight Cancelled Due to Illness

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  1. halflife78

    halflife78 OT Supporter

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    Looks like Brock has been sick for weeks.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_y...Eo14?slug=ki-lesnar102609&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    Brock Lesnar, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s massive heavyweight titleholder, was forced to withdraw Monday from his highly anticipated Nov. 21 title defense in Las Vegas against Shane Carwin.

    UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to Yahoo! Sports. White said Lesnar has been ill for more than three-and-a-half weeks and unable to train. With the bout at UFC 106 less than a month away, Lesnar was forced to postpone the title defense.

    “He said he’s never been this sick in his life,” White said. “He said it’s been going on for a long time and he just hasn’t been able to shake it.”
    White said he does not believe Lesnar had the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.

    The fight matched two of the biggest and most powerful heavyweights in the UFC. Lesnar (4-1), a former World Wrestling Entertainment star, was a junior college and NCAA Division I wrestling champion. Carwin is a former Division II national wrestling champion.

    Both men weigh around 295 pounds and cut weight to make the heavyweight division’s 265-pound limit.

    White said he is not sure when the fight will be rescheduled or if Carwin will still fight on the card.

    “We’re still working everything out,” he said.

    Carwin (11-0), who made several appearances in Los Angeles on Saturday to promote the fight, was clearly disappointed at getting the news.

    “My heart just sank, as you can imagine,” Carwin said. “Hopefully, we’ll get it rescheduled soon.”

    The co-feature at UFC 106 is set to be a light heavyweight bout between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, both among the company’s most popular fighters. That bout could be moved to main event status if White does not land a suitable opponent for Carwin for that date.
     
  2. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    SONOFABITCH! I was really looking forward to this. :wtc:
     
  3. watagatapitusberry

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    ugh

    as much as i dont like that big goon, i like watching his fights
     
  4. halflife78

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    This sucks. I wonder if Tito vs. Forrest will go to the main event now. It could probably hold up as a main event with both of their drawing power.
     
  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Holding out hope that it's just a rumor.
     
  6. halflife78

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    CARWIN VS. KIMBO SLICE!!!!:eek3::eek3:

    Edit: :eek4:
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    They should just push this match up back like they did with mir/lesnar. Only person that could fill in for Lesnar and make sense is Cain Velasquez, and I don't think he can get ready in time.

    He did take very little damage, if any in his fight though.
     
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    fuck
     
  11. alkalinesolo

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    YES!!! I had a stupid dance to go to with my wife on the night of that fight, now I'm not forced to miss this fight because of the lamest reason ever!! Woohoo!!!
     
  12. checkii

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    Sucks ass, maybe they can push it back a few months.
     
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    Carwin just said on his twitter it's postponed until January 2nd.
     
  15. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Lesnar/Carwin AND A. Silva/Belfort on the same card? That would be pretty awesome.

    Or are they moving the Silva/Belfort fight?
     
  16. .Tim

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    It's their new years eve card so I'd assume they'd keep it on there. Hopefully they do.
     
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    Solution is simple. Sign Hendo, get him to fight Marquardt.
     
  18. RunninWild

    RunninWild How subtle of you

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    FUCKIN THING SUCKS
     
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    Just came to the cage to post this. Sucks, i was really looking forward to this fight.
     
  20. checkii

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    It's going to happen a month and a half later than expected, no big deal.
     
  21. Socrates

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    They should just have the Machida/Rua rematch in place of the Lesnar fight since both fighters are still in shape and neither fighter was injured.
     
  22. Wckd2

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    # Phil Baroni vs. Amir Sadollah
    # Marcus Davis vs. Ben Saunders
    # Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt


    I bet they just move those 3 to the main card and headline Tito/Forrest
     
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    lol @ Lesnar calling in sick
     
  24. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    This.
     
  25. BoypussY

    BoypussY game over.

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    i feel bad for the poor guy if he really has the swine flu, otherwise he's just a bitch who's scared of carwin taking his title away
     

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