The Brock: Recuperating from a flu-like illness waits for UFC 108 after the New Year.In case you haven’t heard, UFC 106 scheduled for November 11, 2009 has been postponed to UFC 108 on January 2, 2010 due to Brock Lesnar coming down with flu-like symptoms. The pesky illness which has lasted for about a month has compromised his training schedule. No further details about it have been released beyond Yahoo Sports mentione of “upper respiratory issues, fever and extreme fatigue.”
We hope he gets well soon for his own sake and for the fight. All things being equal, the delay should make for a more interesting fight as it will give Carwin more training time and a chance to bring something more substantive to the octagon. The delay will more likely improve Carwin’s chances of winning more than it will cement Lesnar’s grip on a guaranteed win. Watch the odds. Watch the odds which now stand about 68/32% for Lesnar. Two months is a long time and if Carwin uses it to improve his strength and mediocre stand-up skills, he may stand a chance. Will he pull a Shogun on Lesnar? Well, we certainly hope. But keep away those California judges, the ones who fumbled UFC 104 at the Staples Center!