Brock LesnarIf you listen to Dana White’s most recent comments on Brock Lesnar’s status, things are still looking pretty grim.

However, his trainer, Greg Nelson, is singing a different and much brighter tune. Although Brock never made it to the Mayo Clinic, he says Brock is feeling better, is up walking around and wants to get back in the gym, though he’s not about to let him just yet. Nelson wants him to rest, relax and spend time with his family while he can.

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.

Team Lesnar may not know how long it will be before Brock’s ready to return to the cage, but that doesn’t mean the UFC isn’t already penciling him into their plans. According to, they already have a month and venue in mind. 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.

That’s good news for a change.