Report: Lesnar Released from Hospital
Lesnar was released from a North Dakota hospital on Tuesday and
is recuperating from “minor surgery” in his Alexandria, Minn. home,
the fighter’s close friend and chiropractor Dr. Larry Novotny told
ABC television affiliate KSAX.
Lesnar, 31, was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in his
intestinal tract, UFC president Dana White told the Associated
Press on Monday. The UFC heavyweight champion was also recovering
from a bout with mononucleosis, said White, which caused his
withdrawal from a title defense bout at UFC 106 on Nov. 21 in Las
Novotny told KSAX that the 6-foot-3, 280-pound fighter had been
hospitalized for 11 days, where he underwent tests and the
"His symptoms became severe while in Canada, which because of their
health care system made it difficult to manage. And at this point
it's a possibility that it could jeopardize his career," Novotny
told the outlet Tuesday.
White visited Lesnar in the hospital on Tuesday, according to a
post on his Twitter account.
"Leaving bismarck ND right now. Brock had minor surgery and is
feeling better. Not 100% sure he is out of the woods but feeling
better," wrote White.
White said Saturday that the promotion is considering an interim
title for the division while Lesnar recovers. When asked if Lesnar
would fight again, White told the Associated Press on Monday that,
“It depends on how serious this is.”
Novotny told KSAX on Tuesday that Lesnar had a message he wanted
"He wants people to know that he is getting better and contrary to
some rumors that he had died, he is on the mend,” said Novotny.
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