This one isn’t about any current NFL player, but since UFC champ Brock Lesnar had a rest stop with the NFL’s Vikings on his path from pro wrestling to MMA, it’s worth a quick mention that something seems to be very wrong with the guy.
Dana White, the president of UFC (which is sort of like referring to the guy who runs the Hell’s Angels as the “emperor” of the club), said that Lesnar has been hospitalized, and that he’s seriously ill.
“He’s in rough shape, he’s in really bad shape,” White said Saturday after UFC’s consecutively-numbered monthly pay-per-view event.
“He is not well and he is not getting any better. . . . He’s very,
very sick and he’s going to be out for a while. He’s got a lot of
problems. . . . He’s got mono and he’s got something else wrong with him. I know
what’s wrong with him, he just doesn’t want me talking about it,” White
said, as . . . he . . . talked about it.
“He doesn’t have cancer or AIDS or anything like this, [but] he’s got some problems, man. . . . He’s not going to be getting well any time soon.”
Given that this whole UFC thing (advance apologies to Jay Glazer and MDS) strikes us as “real” pro wrestling, we think it makes sense to at least wonder whether this is some kind of a publicity stunt.
If it is, it’s working.
If it isn’t, we wish Lesnar the best as he recovers from something other than the diseases to which White apparently believes a stigma attaches.