With recent comments from UFC President Dana White about the future of current heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar possibly being brought to a screeching halt before it ever had a real chance to get started, the tweet in regards to being “unsure about his future” written on Dana’s Twitter account some time ago now appears as if it may have been a bit premature.
Lesnar’s trainer Greg Nelson recently cleared the air about the champion’s health in a recent conversation with MMAWeekly, stating, “He’s feeling much better, but he’s still on the mend and not really doing any kind of major training. 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.”
Nelson went on to confirm the diagnosis was diverticulitis. For those who don’t know, diverticulitis is an infection in the digestive tract. The most common symptom of diverticulitis is abdominal pain. Usually, the pain is severe and comes on suddenly, but it can also be mild and become worse over several days. The intensity of the pain can fluctuate. A person may experience cramping, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, or a change in bowel habits.
Nelson went on the say he’s not sure of Lesnars exact return, “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 continued, “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.”
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