Remember “War of the Worlds”? Gigantic, unstoppable death machines raining down destruction from above, only to be defeated at last by the tiniest of illness-causing microbes? This is exactly like that. Brock Lesnar, most recently seen at UFC 100 handing Frank Mir his ass, has apparently been sick for quite a while, and he hasn’t gotten better. It hasn’t been confirmed as swine flu, but it sounds a lot like it.
Unfortunately, this illness has prevented him from properly training for his big fight against Shane Carwin at UFC 106 on November 21. Manager Brian Stegeman has said, “We kept thinking that he’d get better and be back at it, but it finally got to a point here where we were looking at a situation where Brock would have just two weeks to train for this fight. That’s just not fair to him.”
Instead, the fight will be rescheduled for UFC 108 on Jan. 2, which means that the Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin match-up will now be the main event. Let’s hope Brock lives through his illness though to face the undefeated Carwin, who many are hoping will be the giant-killer who is able to finally shut Lesnar up. Honestly, I just want to see that stupid chest sword tattoo of his laser-removed forcibly by Mir while Lesnar’s unconscious at the feet of Carwin. And since it’s something I want, place your bets: Lesnar to win in the second round.