Sunday, July 4, 2010
Brock Lesnar and Mayo Clinic Win UFC 116
Brock Lesnar scored a dramatic second round win over previously unbeaten Shane Carwin in UFC 116 held in Las Vegas on July 3rd. Mr. Lesnar, who held the championship in the heavyweight division, became ill late in 2009 with what initially was thought to be mononucleosis. As it turned out, his condition was much worse.
He developed abcesses of the peritoneal cavity as a result of a perforation of the bowel. The perforation itself was the consequence of diverticulitis. This is a malady where pockets develop in a weakened part of the muscle of the bowel wall itself. It remains to be seen whether Mr. Lesnar will experience further issues with this condition.
Brock Lesnar, who is from Minnesota and a former Gopher, was treated successfully by the esteemed Mayo Clinic. Mr. Lesnar was most fortunate in that he was brought not only back to health, but to tip top fighting shape. The physicians and the medical team involved in Mr Lesnar's treament should applaud the victory. Mr. Lesnar's record now stands at 5-1. The champion was quoted after the match,
“This victory is not for me tonight. This is for my family. It’s for my doctors. It’s for my training partners, my team. It is a blessing from God. Ladies and gentlemen, I stand in front of you as a humble champion.”
The champ was battered furiously by the quick starting Shane Carwin. Mr. Carwin had previously won all 12 of his bouts in the first round. His record stands at 12-1. He suffered his first defeat. It was at 2:19 of the second round when a triangle choke by Mr. Lesnar forced the loser to submit.
UFC 117 will be held on August 7, 2010 in Oakland California. The main event will feature middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva versus Chael Sonnen. UFC matches rarely disappoint and 117 is eagerly anticipated.