Lesnar back home after minor surgeryUFC president says the illness that hospitalized the local heavyweight champion could put his career at risk.
Alexandria resident and current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar continues to have to overcome obstacles to try and get back into the octagon.
UFC President Dana White recently said that Lesnar was hospitalized because of a bacterial infection in his intestinal tract. White said that Lesnar underwent minor surgery earlier this week in Bismarck.
Lesnar was reportedly released from the hospital on Tuesday and came home to Alexandria where he was expected to rest for a couple of days.
Lesnar was originally diagnosed with mononucleosis, which caused him to call off his scheduled fight against Shane Carwin after he could not train for weeks.
White said that the sickness Lesnar is dealing with could possibly put his UFC fighting career in jeopardy.
“He doesn’t want to talk about it publicly, but he’s in bad shape,” White said while talking to the media after UFC 105.
He told ESPN in an interview on Wednesday that Lesnar will check into the Mayo Clinic for further tests in the near future.