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NOOOOOO! Lesnar pulls out of UFC 106 due to illness

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  1. robbie380

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news;_y...nYcB?slug=ki-lesnar102609&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    Y! exclusive: Illness forces Lesnar out of fight

    By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports
    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    Brock Lesnar, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s massive heavyweight titleholder, was forced to withdraw Monday from his highly anticipated Nov. 21 title defense in Las Vegas against Shane Carwin.

    UFC president Dana White confirmed the news to Yahoo! Sports. White said Lesnar has been ill for more than three-and-a-half weeks and unable to train. With the bout at UFC 106 less than a month away, Lesnar was forced to postpone the title defense.

    “He said he’s never been this sick in his life,” White said. “He said it’s been going on for a long time and he just hasn’t been able to shake it.”

    White said he does not believe Lesnar had the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.

    The fight matched two of the biggest and most powerful heavyweights in the UFC. Lesnar (4-1), a former World Wrestling Entertainment star, was a junior college and NCAA Division I wrestling champion. Carwin is a former Division II national wrestling champion.

    Both men weigh around 295 pounds and cut weight to make the heavyweight division’s 265-pound limit.

    White said he is not sure when the fight will be rescheduled or if Carwin will still fight on the card.

    “We’re still working everything out,” he said.

    Carwin (11-0), who made several appearances in Los Angeles on Saturday to promote the fight, was clearly disappointed at getting the news.

    “My heart just sank, as you can imagine,” Carwin said. “Hopefully, we’ll get it rescheduled soon.”

    The co-feature at UFC 106 is set to be a light heavyweight bout between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, both among the company’s most popular fighters. That bout could be moved to main event status if White does not land a suitable opponent for Carwin for that date.
     
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    This sucks. Carwin is the only heavyweight in the UFC with a legit shot to beat Lesnar.

    Neither Ortiz or Griffin are main event material. If they're main eventing this card is a sure FAIL.
     
  3. RedRedemption

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    Well... That's a disappointment.
     
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    And UFC quietly circles the drain, just kidding but I am still seriously pissed from the decision over the weekend.
     
  5. robbie380

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    i wonder if cain can step up to fight carwin. that was the original bout and cain took ZERO damage v. rothwell.
     
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    What a b*tch.
     
  8. Kam

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    Brock Lesner screwed Brock Lesner.
     
  9. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    It is literally part of UFC/MMA training in general, right? How else explain...
     
  10. Kam

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    i'll explain when i get home.


    people may get it.
     
  11. Legend Killer

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    Sucks for the UFC because that right there just destroyed that PPV. No way they can find two main event fighters to fill that spot in less than a month. No way Tito and Forrest are enough to sell PPVs
     
  12. AGBee

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    Lesnar pulls out of gay p*rn...nooooooooooooooo.
     
  13. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Maybe you know I was kidding and making a reference to the hidden sexual agenda of MMA. Maybe no...
     
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    :eek: ^WHOA! Lesnar has AIDS?!?!?! *****. Let me tell my friends.
     
  16. aeroman10

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    Lesnar has a tattoo of a **** on his chest and its pointing right towards his throat :eek:
     
  17. DonnyMost

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    one less guy for the pile i guess

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  18. moestavern19

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    Why would you need to pull out in...

    oh.

    OH.


    OH!

    :(
     
  19. vinsensual

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    It'll probably be changed to Nogueira v Carwin. Nog was to face the winner of Lesnar - Carwin. Sucks as I think both have a good chance to beat Lesnar.
     
  20. robbie380

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    i guess it's being rumored that the fight will be pushed back to jan. 2 which would make ufc 108 a freaking sick card

    from wiki...
    Heavyweight Championship bout: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Shane Carwin [2]
    Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Vitor Belfort [3]
    Light Heavyweight bout: Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva[4]
    Heavyweight bout: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Junior dos Santos[5]
    Lightweight bout: Jim Miller vs. Tyson Griffin[6]
    Welterweight bout: Carlos Condit vs. Paul Daley[7]
    Welterweight bout: Martin Kampmann vs. Rory Markham[8]
    Lightweight bout: Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout[9]
    Middleweight bout: Mark Munoz vs. Ryan Jensen[10]
    Lightweight bout: Cole Miller vs. Dan Lauzon[11]
    Welterweight bout: Jake Ellenberger vs. Mike Pyle[12]
     

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