Last week the report from Brock Lesnar’s camp was that flu was the illness that forced him to postpone his title defense against Shane Carwin. Now that diagnosis appears to have been revised, and the latest word is that he is suffering from Glandular Fever.
Also commonly known as ‘mono’ or the ‘kissing disease’, it is an illness that 95% of people over the age of 35 have been infected with at some stage in their lives. It can take 2 or 3 weeks for some of the main symptoms such as flu like symptoms, swollen glands, sore throat and inflamed tonsils to go away.
A feeling of fatigue can last for several months however, and that will be a concern to the UFC as they look to reschedule the bout early the coming year.
In the past week there has been talk of the title bout being postponed until UFC 108 in early January, but Shane Carwin has been able to confirm via his twitter page that this is no longer an option.
The problem for Carwin may now be that the extended delay could force the UFC, who are currently struggling to come up with major fights in their upcoming cards due to an injury epidemic, to set him up with another opponent in the mean time.
As things stand Dana White has made no firm decision on that matter, telling Yahoo! Sports that, “We’re still trying to figure it out and I’m really not sure where any of it stands right now.”