Brock Lesnar appeared on ESPN this morning to discuss what he characterized as an astonishing recovery from a condition known as diverticulitis.
(Dana White, Brock Lesnar this morning on ESPN)
Diverticulitis, which usually afflicts the elderly, involves the weakening of the colon walls and, in extreme cases, can lead to the actual perforation of the colon. Lesnar confirmed during his interview that doctors in South Dakota and at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota told him he had “a hole in my colon” and that he was on the brink of having his colon removed.
But after a recovery that caused him to lose 40 pounds in 11 days, Lesnar claims that his diverticulitis completely disappeared. Lesnar said, “it was a miracle.”
Lesnar said he then subsequently gained 30 pounds and that he’s completely healthy now.
So how did Lesnar get to the point of suffering such an extreme case of Diverticulitis at such a young age?
WCCO-AM in Minneapolis sources that Brock Lesnar has a case of diverticulitis, which is “a disease where small pouches form in the digestive system.”
I’m by no means accusing Brock Lesnar of doing steroids, but a quick check on the diagnosis of diverticulitis reveals that steroid use can sometimes play a significant role in masking early symptoms. Read more…
That’s a quote from Dana White today, as he expounded on Brock Lesnar’s mysterious illness. An ailment that was revealed by White Monday as being intestinal based and that will require surgery.
(White’s p.r. treatment of Lesnar illness reminds WWE)
Sunday White made some alarmingly vague comments about Lesnar’s condition, saying that although Lesnar didn’t have Cancer or AIDs, his situation was extremely serious. And that he first experienced the illness while in Canada.
White’s comments obviously caused everyone’s mind to run wild, so he clarified today. A little. Read more…
Big news out of UFC yesterday was that Brock Lesnar has dropped out of UFC 106 on Nov. 21 because of a serious illness.
(Might want to go with the fist bump)
Dana White told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports: “He said it’s been going on for a long time and he just hasn’t been able to shake it.”
Lesnar’s training partner Chris Tuchscherer told the LAS VEGAS SUN that Lesnar’s serious illness has been present for 25 days.
(Las Vegas Sun reported Lesnar had “upper respiratory” illness)
If that’s the case, why was Lesnar down on the field making a public appearance at a Vikings games nine days ago? Video after the jump. Read more…