The current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was forced to canel his UFC 106 fight against Shane Carwin due to an illness he is suffering. Lesnar’s illness has kept him away from training and that will prevent him from being 100% come November 21st. There are rumors of a title fight postponement, where Lesnar and Carwin are expected to clash on the UFC 108 fight card in January of 2010. His training partner Chris Tuchscherer says that Lesnar “felt really bad” for having to push the title fight to a later date.
From Chris Tuchscherer:
“He actually practiced (Sunday) and thought he might be feeling alright. He said, ‘Wow, I think I’m doing OK today.’ (Monday) he got here and it was the same old stuff — fatiguing right away, not being all there. After practice we were all sitting around, we were actually going to come back later at night to work out again, and he basically told us, ‘Hey guys, I’m going to pull out of this thing. There’s a lot of cases of (swine flu) around here. I don’t want to say it’s that for sure, but it wouldn’t surprise me. He was very excited for this fight. He was always in good spirits. I could tell he was kind of let down today and he told us he felt really bad.”