Greg Nelson: Brock recovering from Diverticulitis

by Steven Marrocco | source:

Greg Nelson, a two-time cancer survivor who leads Lesnar’s fight camps along with Erik Paulson and Marty Morgan, said the UFC heavyweight champ is still recovering from a severe case of diverticulitis (an infection in the digestive tract), but wants to get back into the gym.

MMAWeekly: What’s the latest on Brock?
Nelson: He’s feeling much better, but he’s still on the mend and not really doing any kind of major training.

MMAWeekly: Is he out of bed?
Nelson: Yeah, he’s walking around and moving around. He’s not ready to jump into that cage, that’s for sure at this point. But he’s got his new baby, so it’s time for him to hang out with his son and his daughter, get some quality time on that end of life.

MMAWeekly: As far as you know, when do you think he’s going to be able to start training again?
Nelson: I’m not 100-percent sure right now. We’re not really pushing it right now. We’re just letting things take their course so he can be 100-percent healthy when he starts to train. He’ll probably start lifting weights to get his strength built up and do the exercise bike when he starts to get going, and shadowbox when he gets to feel better. But right now, he’s just taking the time to properly heal.

He’s real anxious of course, but that’s the worst thing you can do, is jump up and start going too quick and then break down again. It’s more of a burden for him to sit at home and not work out, but that’s the thing he has to do right now.

MMAWeekly: Has he talked to you about how his day-to-day life is now?
Nelson: Not really. He’s not a guy to jump on the phone and start talking to you.

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Kenflo24 site profile image  

12/11/09 1:06 AM by Kenflo24

LOL fedorsbelly. You can't be serious? GTFO please

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

12/10/09 5:34 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 wonder what he weighs now

studiocamp site profile image  

12/10/09 4:24 PM by studiocamp

It makes sense, he said during his UFC 100 post fight interview that he would be going muff diverticulitising.

fedorsbelly site profile image  

12/10/09 11:29 AM by fedorsbelly

Yeah, he wants to diverticulate himself as far away from Shane Carwin as possible.

EPGScott site profile image  

12/10/09 4:32 AM by EPGScott

I wonder how the time off will effect Brock in his first match. If he loses we know he will get an immediate rematch, due to the time off and PPV reasons. However, I wonder if the time away from training and time out of the cage will effect him as much as others?

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12/10/09 2:51 AM by Gullivers Travels

Studies have claimed steroids accelerate the severity of diverticulitis, which is why he probably didn't want the diagnosis out there. Most people that get it are 40 or older, while Brock is still pretty young. Either way, I guess they're implying his career is not over? That's good news.

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12/10/09 2:27 AM by LastMinuteReplacement

great news!

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12/9/09 10:56 PM by KahL


HI KKM site profile image  

12/9/09 10:50 PM by HI KKM

Steroid-induced diverticulitis is no laughing matter ttt for Brock's full recovery 

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12/9/09 10:42 PM by soldierdad5417

Good to hear Brock's taking the time he needs to heal properly. I really hope Dana stops with the ridiculous answers to questions if he is doing it just to "hype" news in the UFC, this isn't the WWE. The reason I stopped enjoying fake wrestling was because of the man soap opera it turned into. I started watching the UFC because I focus on the fighting and not the bullshit that takes place outside the ring. Brock didn't even go to the Mayo clinic and Dana just kept making it a point to say he was going. Some guys don't know when to shut the hell up. Cock, that is all.