UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who last week withdrew from his scheduled title defense against Shane Carwin at UFC 106 due to an extended illness, remains sick and unable to train, according to an update from Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole
“I’m not sure exactly what it is he has, mono or whatever, but I know that he was sick and couldn’t get a good, hard workout in,” Greg Nelson of Minnesota Martial Arts Academy told Yahoo Sports. “There’s a big difference between making an appearance and smiling and waving at a football game and going out and doing what he has to do in his training.”
According to the report, Lesnar-Carwin remains targeted for UFC 108 on January 2 in Las Vegas, but could be postponed until February is Lesnar is unable to resume training soon. If the fight is again pushed back, UFC 108, one of the UFC’s traditional blockbuster events, is likely to be left without a championship main event, as lightweight title-holder BJ Penn fights less than one month earlier at UFC 107 while Lesnar, light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, middleweight champ Anderson Silva, and welterweight title-holder Georges St-Pierre are all expected to be unavailable.