Lesnar Recovering, UFC Targets July Return

Brock Lesnar is currently at home in Minnesota recovering from diverticulitis, an intestinal disorder that sidelined the monstrous heavyweight champion and called his fighting career into question.

MMA Weekly, who spoke with Lesnar’s trainer Greg Nelson today, reported that Lesnar is feeling much better but has not resumed any kind of major training.

Heavy has learned from UFC sources that the company is internally targeting July as a potential return date for Lesnar and that the Lesnar/Carwin bout could headline the UFC’s initial foray into Massachusetts. A July date has been secured with the TD Garden in Boston for a card that will serve as the centerpiece of the UFC’s summer 2010 schedule.

In his conversation with MMA Weekly, Nelson indicated that Lesnar is anxious to resume training but has been cautioned to relax and heal properly before attempting any kind of physical activity. Last Friday, UFC President Dana White sent a Twitter message saying that Lesnar was still very sick and that his future was still unsure. Nelson said that Lesnar never went to the Mayo Clinic and is now ambulatory and spending time with his family.