Brock Lesnar suffers diverticulitis relapse, pulls out of UFC fight

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Brock Lesnar has fallen ill with diverticulitis again.
Brock Lesnar is sick with diverticulitis again.

The U of M wrestling standout, former UFC heavyweight champion, and current star of The Ultimate Fighter reality show has suffered a relapse of the illness that almost left him needing a colostomy bag in early 2010.

The news was announced by UFC President Dana White in a hastily arranged media call at 5 p.m. EST today. It means that Lesnar will not be able to fight Junior dos Santos, which was supposed to be the culmination of the reality TV season, as well as the No. 1 contender match for the heavyweight strap.

Shane Carwin will step in to replace Brock Lesnar and face dos Santos at UFC 131. Previously, Lesnar bested Carwin with a submission choke at the start of the second round after Brock barely survived a pounding from the heavy-handed Carwin in the first.

Lesnar originally fell ill back in January 2010 on a hunting trip in Canada. He was diagnosed with mono, but Brock didn't trust Canadian healthcare, so when he got back home, he went
to Minnesota's Mayo Clinic for a second opinion.

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Doctors gave him shocking news. If he couldn't get better on antibiotics in eight hours, doctors would have to remove his colon, which would have required Brock to have a colostomy bag for the rest of his life.

In an interview with Yahoo at the time, UFC President White described how waste was leaking into Lesnar's stomach.

Yes, it is as disgusting as it sounds.
"He had a hole in his intestine," White said. "The (stuff) was leaking into his stomach. That's what was causing him so much pain. That and he had abscesses."
See where it says, "stuff"? I'm pretty sure that White really said, "shit."

Lesnar went 11 days being fed intravenously, during which he lost 40-50 pounds from his 285 pound frame.

When he went back to the Mayo Clinic on January 19, he was fully healed, with no holes in his stomach. He went on ESPN Sportscenter to pronounce it a miracle healing and discuss his return to the Octagon.

Lesnar says the symptoms flared up again three months ago, and that he was suffering from them during the taping of The Ultimate Fighter.

He's awaiting test results from the Mayo Clinic and remains adamant that he's not retiring, but it's hard to see him coming back from this a second time. He's debating whether to have corrective surgery or else try "dealing with this for the rest of my life."

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Seans
Seans

 In general there is a small percentage of people whose condition will move from diverticulosis to diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is the term used when you are having pouches on the wall of large intestine or the colon. On the other hand, diverticulitis is the condition in which these pouches are infected due to the entrancement of particles in the pouches.diverticulitis diet             reducing diverticulitis diet

Woods08
Woods08

i had diverticulitis and also had absess.it was extremely painful. they had to first drain the abcess by putting a small tube in the side of my abdomen area.the stuff was a blackish color and very nasty looking. i'll never forget them pulling the tube out,it felt like they ripped my insides out.they wanted to wait to do the surgery some months later to make sure the abcess was gone for good,but had to wind up having surgery 2 months later as it was flaring up again. dont know how much they removed of my sigmoid colon,but i wind up having 31 staples and have a scar that is like 6 inches long.the surgery was a success for me.

Disseminatedfm
Disseminatedfm

I had my entire colon taken out and have now what is called a J Pouch which makes it so you don't need a bag.  Maybe his stomach holes were the issue but being sans a colon is really not that big a deal...

cagestokerblog
cagestokerblog

YEAH BUT, but but but , he was cured.!!...healed !!!  --it was a miracle remember??!!--hahaha Brock is soo full of shit, he is afraid of Junior dos Santos..real talk !!

Joedro
Joedro

Its a damn shame. Seemed like he was just getting started. Much respect Brock the boys at joedro.com are pullin for ya ....

Mn Vet
Mn Vet

My cousin had Diverticulitis and it was not pretty! He needed surgery - Good luck Brock.

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