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'Sick' Lesnar appeared at Oct. 18 Vikings' game

October 27, 2009 | 12:21 pm

On Monday, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White said heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar had been sick for more than three weeks before opting to postpone his Nov. 21 title-defense bout against Shane Carwin because of missed training time.

But check out this video:

Does Lesnar look sick? He appeared at the Minnesota Vikings' Oct. 18 home victory against the Baltimore Ravens -- one week and two days ago -- blowing the Vikings' ancient horn in an end zone and enjoying "South Dakota Day" at the nonconference game.

A Lesnar representative told me Monday he planned to release a statement regarding the fighter's illness today. It hasn't come yet. On Monday night, White told me Lesnar told him he'd "never been so sick," and "hated to make the call" asking for the postponement but had been sick for a long time. White said it was unclear if Lesnar had been stricken by the H1N1 virus.

The UFC would like to move the Lesnar-Carwin fight to Jan. 2 once Lesnar is back in good health, and a rematch of the Tito Ortiz-Forrest Griffin light-heavyweight fight from 2006 will replace the Lesnar-Carwin main event Nov. 21 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

-- Lance Pugmire

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