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Diverticulitis forces Brock Lesnar out

Updated: May 14, 2011, 1:59 AM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar on Thursday pulled out of his bout with Junior dos Santos because of diverticulitis, a digestive disorder.

Lesnar (5-2-0) was scheduled to face dos Santos on June 11 at UFC 131 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dos Santos will now face Shane Carwin in the heavyweight title eliminator.

Lesnar was forced to pull out of a fight with Carwin in October 2009, shortly after learning that he had both mononucleosis ...

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