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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