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UFC Hoping for a July 2010 Return for Brock Lesnar

(Oh, masturbation punches, how we’ve missed you… / Photo courtesy of ESPN.)

According to, Brock Lesnar is back on his feet after a nasty case of diverticulitis, and the UFC is targeting July as a potential return date for the heavyweight champ; Lesnar’s long-delayed bout against Shane Carwin  could headline the UFC’s first show in Boston.

Well, that’s their hope, anyway. Though Lesnar is indeed recovering, his trainer Greg Nelson told MMA Weekly that he’s not sure when Brock will be able to start training again — and he’s definitely not sure when he’ll be healthy enough to fight. Right now, Lesnar is simply healing up in a pissed-off fashion. Said Nelson: "Mentally, he wants to get back in there. He wants to jump in. You get a guy like that who’s used to being able to do whatever and moving around and train, throw hay around, whatever he wants to do, then you’re stuck inside your house…that’s tough. Mentally, it’s tough."

And it’s not just tough on Lesnar. Frank Mir has become so obsessed with the idea of beating Lesnar in a rubber match that the news of Brock’s illness put the zap on his brain: “When he got sick it screwed up my training because he was such a driving force for me," Mir told the Las Vegas Sun. "I went into a depression for two to three days where I didn’t go to the gym, I got sick — I drove myself insane thinking we may possibly not fight again. I couldn’t live with that.” Our advice to Frank? Live with it. You have a big fight in two days. Losing to a guy who you’ve talked nothing but trash about, now that’s something you wouldn’t want to live with.

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Poutine Guillotine- December 10, 2009 at 11:01 am
"It is thought that mechanical blockage of a diverticulum, possibly by a piece of feces or food particles, leads to infection of the diverticulum." finally medical evidence Brock Lesnar is full of shit
exes.for.iballs- December 10, 2009 at 10:39 am
I know it doesn't seem likely with all these giants coming up and with Frank mir gettin huge, but I'd like to see big nog get the belt back. Is there anybody who doesn't like him? Why don't the rest of these guys see that you can't beat dudes up and not be a douche bag.
njb_1989- December 10, 2009 at 9:43 am
First off all the Lesnar haters please just stop with the bashing the guy has proved he belongs in MMA.. yeah i know he lets his emotions get the best of him for example UFC 100 after his beat down on Mir, but the guy is one of the best the Heavyweight division has to offer.

For those who think Carwin stand up is too much for Lesnar watch the fight against Gonzaga he almost loses that fight due to tko but he recovered just in time, so don't automatically think Carwin has the stand up for an advantage.

As far as Mir is concerned he thinks that he gains 25 lbs and it's gonna help his game against Lesnar..please Lesnar will out wrestle him again and make his face look like hamburger hill...again, plus his focus is on Lesnar so much i wouldn't be surprised if he gets knocked out by Kongo this Saturday.
superflat- December 10, 2009 at 9:28 am
@Harry Sack -- totally agree that Duffy may be the beast for the job. Let's just hope his back problems don't sideline him.

Nobody's bringing this up, but you have to wonder how fit Lesnar will be assuming he can return. I mean, will he be a changed man?
Harry Sack- December 10, 2009 at 9:15 am
If Brock doesnt lose to Carwin (likely - Carwin is a great guy but kind of stiff), then somehow crushes a driven Mir (likely), then somehow survives a surging Velasquez (less likely than the other two but still likely) he will get knocked out cold in the first round by a faster, younger Todd Duffee who will have amassed some impressive victories in his own right by then. You heard it here first.
mthomas- December 10, 2009 at 8:59 am
I think that Mir figures that he has to play the role of Heavyweight Heel since Lesnar is out. Personally I would love to see a rematch between him and Big Nog. How greatwould it be if Nog submitted him in the first round?

@Sabado: Thanks for restraining yourself. I know that was hard for you, but you're setting a good example for Skeletor!
Ouch That hurts- December 10, 2009 at 8:49 am
@ knucklesamitch

Yes Mir is a douche, he lost me during TUF for not giving Big Nog the respect he deserves. Mir benefited from a time when the UFC heavyweight division was very weak. Now the talent level has risen and he is an also ran.
knucklesamitch- December 10, 2009 at 8:20 am
Mir is a complete douche. For anyone who watched the Countdown to 107 special, if you still are a Mir fan after that, I don't see how.

All the Lesnar haters want to bash brock for all the trash talk, I hope you're not giving Mir a pass on the shit talk towards Kongo. Mir talks like he's still champion, and an MMA god...Last I checked, he's not holding any gold, and he's only 4-3 in his last 7 fights, and a loss to Kongo means it would have been more than yea between victories for Mir.
Viva Hate- December 10, 2009 at 8:08 am
Yes, great main event for the first Boston show if it goes down! I got Carwin winning it, better all around fighter.
skeletor- December 10, 2009 at 7:38 am
@ Ouch thath hurts

I didn't hear anything about the weight loss but I was thinking the same thing about excuses. We havn't seen enough of Carwin to know for sure what he's about, Gonzaga was smashing him. But if he comes in the bigger stronger fighter then I don't see how he doesn't win this. Brock doesn't have much skill and mainly relies on his massive size to control and win fights. I also think that Carwin could use a tuner match between now and then that's a long time to be laid off.
Ouch That hurts- December 10, 2009 at 7:16 am
If the reports can be believed, Brock lost 50 pounds via illness. It will take a long while to get that back, if ever. He won't have the power and explosiveness he's used to. He won't be the same fighter he was. Now all of his idiot fans have a built in excuse when he loses to Carwin.
jzen555- December 10, 2009 at 7:02 am
Lesnar cant fight but twice a year, what a joke! if Lesnar goes for any kind of a take down on Carwin hes gonna get rocked harder than hes ever been(if not TKO'd on the spot, and Lesnar better hope he can get a take down cuz there is no way in hell he can stand with Shane
Sabado Gigante- December 10, 2009 at 7:01 am
... But I thought the Boston event was gonna be headlined by the rematch between... Na forget it
fACE7biter- December 10, 2009 at 7:00 am
I wouldn't count on Lesnar being unbeatable anymore. He will def lose a step due to all this illness.

As for Frank, did anyone see Countdown to UFC 107? Frank is fucking JACKED now. He's been doing some serious weight training, and he's gained about 25 lbs of muscle. Just hope it doesn't slow down his ground game and striking. He's smart for saying all this shit about being obsessed with Brock. He's playing Brocks game of talking like it's WWE. With the strong build up, Dana will be stupid not to do a rematch.
NOTSOB- December 10, 2009 at 6:43 am
dude nobody is gonna smash lesnar for a long time..
until lesnars younger twin comes and smashes him.
Thatsozay- December 10, 2009 at 6:36 am
I can wait for a healthy Brock to return so Shane carwin can smash him fair and square.
Juice- December 10, 2009 at 6:35 am
Mir can't be serious.
NOTSOB- December 10, 2009 at 6:34 am
@skeletor and myifghtwiffa.
in your face suckas im first wakakaka