Dana White Mum on Brock Lesnar's Health

News about UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was expected to come this week, but with the days winding down, mum seems to be the word.

UFC President Dana White, when reached via text, said he could not comment on anything regarding the champion's health and re-evaluation.

"Brock asked me not to talk about it," he said. "I have to respect that."

When asked if he could make any statement at all about Lesnar, White was again uncharacteristically silent.

"No comment," he said. "First time in nine years I have ever said that."

As he himself noted, White's silence on a subject is rare. Just days ago during the weekend of UFC 108, White informed the media that news regarding Lesnar's health would be forthcoming following a re-evaluation in the coming week. The notoriously private Lesnar has not made a single public statement since his health issues began, and most of the available information about his condition has come from White, who has cited his function as a promoter in previously overriding Lesnar's wish for secrecy.

Earlier in the day, MMA Fighting briefly spoke with Lesnar's trainer Greg Nelson, who said that he had not yet heard any new information regarding the champion's health.

The 32-year-old Lesnar, a onetime pro wrestling superstar and NFL hopeful, almost immediately took the MMA world by storm, winning the UFC title in his fourth professional fight with a second-round TKO over Randy Couture in Nov. 2008.

In his most recent fight at July's UFC 100, he avenged his only pro loss with a second-round TKO against Frank Mir.

Lesnar was scheduled to take on Shane Carwin when his health issues first surfaced. At first, he was diagnosed with mononucleosis. Further testing revealed diverticulitis, and Lesnar reportedly had surgery to solve a bacterial infection. At the time, it was stated that his career could be in jeopardy.

Now it appears the only fight in his near future will continue with his health as the sole focus.

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