Speculation began to swirl about Goldberg's condition almost as soon as news of his absence became public. Asked about the situation at the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White simply said, "Goldie's out for awhile, and I don't know when he'll be back. Next question." |
Without an explanation, it was inevitable Internet rumors would crop up, which led to the internet reports of drug abuse.
If there wasn't something going on besides a virus/respiratory infection, you would have thought Dana would have said "Goldies a bit under the weather." or something similar. At the same time he says he'll be back for the next TV fight card. Could it be he went to Lindsay Lohans rehab center, or could he really have just been sick? Weird....
Goldberg will return to his play-by-play duties alongside Rogan on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago. He told Helwani that he hasn't ruled out letting his attorney pursue legal action against the websites which accused him of having a drug problem, but beyond that, Goldberg says he's feeling better and ready to get back to work.
Again, unless you've got something to hide, why would he potentially "pursue legal action" against the offending websites? You would think he'd just flip them the bird, put it all behind him and get back to work. If there was truly nothing to the story, everything would die down and everyone would forget that it ever happened.