Brock Lesnar bombshell: Mystery illness hospitalizes UFC champ

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UPDATE: UFC President Dana White tells TMZ that Brock Lesnar requires major surgery for an intestinal illness and may never fight again.

At a post-UFC 105 press conference on Saturday, president Dana White dropped a bombshell about his biggest star: Brock Lesnar, the heavyweight champ, is down for the count with a mystery illness.

Earlier, Lesnar postponed his scheduled title defense, citing symptoms first believed to be H1N1 flu and later confirmed to be Mono. But now, Lensar has additional complications that have forced him to withdraw entirely from the bout with no known return date to the UFC. According to MMA Junkie:

"I am worried about it," White said. "I can't really talk about it right now, but [Lesnar] is in rough shape. He's in really bad shape.

"I'm actually probably going to fly to go see him, and we're going to probably have to do some stuff to take care of this guy. He is not well, and he's not getting any better."

White says that Lesnar was up in Canada when he experienced a fainting spell:

"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."

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