Brock Lesnar’s Career In Danger

The UFC heavyweight champion and former WWE star Brock Lesnar is in serious trouble. Lesnar has been hampered for months with an illness described as mono. UFC president Dana White has informed that Lesnar will not only need surgery, but may never fight again. The latest news is a death blow for UFC and may be the final chapter in one of the most polarizing careers in MMA history.

Lesnar’s condition is still a bit of a mystery. I have heard all kinds of rumors about the real conditions surrounding Lesnar’s illness, but none are confirmed. The amount of mystery and ambiguity surrounding this only fuels my speculation. It all began a few weeks back when it was announced that Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin was pushed back to UFC 108. Officials cited flu-like symptoms which have prevented Brock from training. Carwin was taken by surprise, as he too claimed to be sick but never had intentions of pulling out of the fight. However, things took an interesting twist a few weeks back when a video surfaced on You Tube.

A couple of weeks following the news of Lesnar’s illness, a video surfaced of Brock Lesnar at a Minnesota Vikings game. Lesnar had the honor of blowing the Vikings’ horn. The controversy erupted when most noted that Lesnar looked perfectly fine at the game. Lesnar’s defenders claimed that Brock was still very sick, but gutted it out for the event. I saw the video and posted it here. I don’t think there is anything wrong with him doing this between fights, but I do have to question the seriousness of the illness after watching the video. If Lesnar was really as sick as what was being conveyed, any other professional athlete would have canceled the appearance. Why risk making yourself more sick by rolling out of bed, dealing with the media, and blowing an over-sized horn?

The plot thickened last week when several writers reported that Lesnar was still sick and that the UFC 108 fight wasn’t going to happen. The UFC and Dana White confirmed the news after several reporters leaked the information. Dana White met with the media over the weekend at UFC 105 and talked frankly about Lesnar’s illness. White’s comments stunned the MMA world when he revealed for the first time that Lesnar’s career is in serious jeopardy.

“[Lesnar] is in bad shape, and the reality is they don’t really know all that’s wrong with him,” White said. “He owns a bunch of property in Canada. He went up to Canada just to get away from his house, to go up there and just kind of chill out up there. He [expletive] dropped. He went down, and he had to go to the hospital. They ran every test on the planet on him, and they ended up finding out something else was wrong with him.”

“He is not good,” White said. “He is very, very sick, and he’s going to be out for a while.

“He doesn’t want to talk about it publicly, but he’s in bad shape. He’s not well. He’s not going to be getting well anytime soon.” – out of Toronto reports that Lesnar may be admitted into the Mayo Clinic for surgery. If so, this is very serious and goes well beyond any kind of fighting career. Quite frankly, I have to believe that there is something more wrong with Lesnar than mono. It truly is amazing that someone in such tremendous physical condition as Brock Lesnar can just deteriorate in a matter of weeks.

My hunch is that while we may see Brock Lesnar back in the UFC, it won’t be until next summer. If he has something this seriously wrong with him, it is going to take him time to recuperate from surgery and get himself back into training shape. At the same time, Dana White is going to be very hesitant to promote a fight with Lesnar until he is 100% sure that Brock is cured and ready. Unfortunately that day could possibly never come.

Brock Lesnar has fought four times in the UFC in yet his MMA career seems much bigger. Never has someone immediately grabbed so much attention and such little time in MMA and turned themselves literally into a UFC superstar overnight. Lesnar’s UFC career did not come without controversy. Quick title shots and controversial antics outside of the ring turned Lesnar into a very polarizing figure in MMA. Ironically in the end, the final memory of Brock Lesnar may be getting into his opponents face post-fight, criticizing a sponsor, and giving fans the middle finger.

Place your UFC and MMA bets on by clicking here.

Pre-order the EA Sports: MMA Video Game by clicking here.

New Items Marked Down! Shop the UFC Sale at the UFC Store.

Grab a Death Clutch Brock Lesnar UFC 100 Walkout shirt by clicking here.

Order WWE – Brock Lesnar – Here Comes the Pain on DVD by clicking here.

(Visited 39 times, 1 visits today)

Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookGoogle PlusYouTube



Welcome to the Camel Clutch Blog. The CCB was born in 2007 and features blogs from over 50 different writers. Articles from the Camel Clutch Blog have been featured by some of the world's most respected websites including;,, Yahoo News, Business Insider, MSNBC,, and more.

Writers Wanted

Do you have a passion for blogging? The Camel Clutch Blog is proud to have featured over 50 guest bloggers and contributors since its inception. The CCB is a great outlet for your blogging or a great way to promote your own site, blog, and/or podcast through Guest Blogging. The CCB reaches millions of people per year and you can be sure you will be read when you post on the CCB. Email Eric Gargiulo at [email protected] if you are interested.

Add to Flipboard

Connect with me

Link to my Facebook Page
Link to my Rss Page
Link to my Twitter Page
Link to my Youtube Page
To Top