Reigning UFC heavyweight championship Brock Lesnar announced he’ll defend his title this summer as he slowly recovers from a bout with diverticulitis.
No, it’s OK. You can laugh.
The illness was a mystery last October when Lesnar was forced to pull out of UFC 106. Rumors began to circulate that Lesnar was suffering from a life-threatening disease. The brute from Webster, S.D. — about two hours from my hometown, Sioux Falls — took to the airwaves Wednesday alongside UFC commish Dana White to clarify what happened and to assure fans he would be back. Initially treated in Manitoba, Lesnar took one opportunity to knock universal healthcare:
“They couldn’t do nothing for me. It was like I was in a Third World country.”
(Note: This is literally true. They couldn’t do nothing because Canada has universal healthcare. Whereas in America, hospitals can do nothing when you don’t have proper health insurance.)
When you think about some of the more popular diseases or viruses of the past decade or so, the following come to mind: West Nile Virus, SARS, Swine Flu. Diverticulitis? Not so much. It’s in the name. Some very serious maladies will never get due respect because of their ridiculous names. Among them:
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease
Silly disease names. Wow. Off to a strong start this Friday.