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Brock Lesnar training with Rodrigo Comprido (pics)

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 Brock Lesnar training with seven-time BJJ world champion Rodrigo “Comprido” Leite Medeiros for his upcoming fight against Heath Herring at UFC 87. More pics after the jump, courtesy of the UG.

 

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23 COMMENTS
  • marc says:

    When Lesnar gets his bjj defence down he will be unstoppable in the UFC’s heavyweight division……till he runs into nog!

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  • platypus says:

    too little, too late, i think. this should have been news a year before his fight against frank mir, not a few months before his fight against herring.

    i still pick lesnar by decision, but wouldnt be surprised if herring TKOs lesnar

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  • platypus says:

    also, grapplers nowadays should not be grappling without gloves on if their aim is to improve mma jiu jits, its just not practical

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  • DougDrex says:

    I’m picking Lesnar by 1st round (T)KO via ground n’ pound.

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  • Hardcharger says:

    LOL at “too little, too late”. Lesnar is still a phenom as an athlete at HW. He’s bigger and stronger than any other HW, and he’s as fast or faster than any. His wrestling is top notch. Herring has a poor guard and bad TD defense. Lesnar tightening up his BJJ is exactly what he needs to do against a guy like Herring who isn’t technical on the ground.

    Lesnar deserves props for showing that he’ll do whatever it takes to improve his MMA game.

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  • DPK says:

    The guy is about to have his 3rd professional fight, “too little, too late” are you kidding me. This is exactly what he needs to be doing.

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  • Derek B says:

    I don’t see Lesnar pulling a win off. He just doesn’t seem to look very calm during his fights. He looks like he wasted alot of energy on Mir by trying to finish the fight off quickly. I think Lesnar isn’t going to have the conditioning of some of these other heavyweights. They need to put Lesnar infront of someone with a little less experience to build him and his confidence level up.

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  • saerbarnet says:

    #7 and you made that assumption from a 1,5 minute match where he wasn’t even tired?
    Besides, from what I saw of Heath Herrings ground game against Cheik Kongo I wasn’t impressed at all. (On the other hand Kongo was as bad)

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  • that guy says:

    these pics are probably for media day or something along those lines. Lesnar also needs those special gloves made to fit his hands maybe he’s got a limited supply,LOL.
    brock will give a good showing

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  • darkmetal says:

    Remember that the guy who just won the TUF finale did it with minimal BJJ skills and did it by armbar TWICE. Someone with Lesnar’s sheer raw power and wrestling talent in the hands of a BJJ Champion trainer, and you don’t think it will have an effect?

    I disagree.

    Also, give Dana White credit for not playing the Gary Shaw route and promoting Lesnar while he fights chumps. He is putting the guy against top level competition, win or lose.

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  • Mikey Gilz says:

    Brock Lesnar might be for real. He’s off roids, and he’s noticebly smaller than his days in WWE, But he’s probably still stronger than he was in his amateur wrestling days. I can’t wait to see him get a few wins under his belt. If nothing else, he’s more fun to watch than Kimbo.

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  • Derek B says:

    My thing is that Lesnar is a big guy…big muscles. What happens when you have big muscles? They require more oxygen.

    I just can’t see Lesnar coming into the UFC and blowing through the Heavyweights. He’s Fighting Heath Herring a fighter who has the experience of being in over 40 fights.

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  • Fabricio says:

    True Derek, He needs to work his defense. NOTHING Lesnar can learn in a year compares to what Herring has faced. Herring has fought them all, The best HW’s the world of MMA has ever seen. Lesnar needs enough stand up, and BJJ to not get caught, and he will need to rely on his wrestling to win.

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  • Blake says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that besides one head kick, Herring has looked bad in his recent UFC fights? When I saw that he was Lesner’s next opponent, I figured it was quite a step down from Mir, just like Coleman would have been. If he is as good or better than he showed against Mir up until the kneebar, I think he will wreck Herring.

    Also, how easy is it for a wrestler to learn the bjj game? I would think it would be a much smoother transistion than it would be for a striker. Wouldn’t it be sick if Lesner eventually adds that to his offensive arsenal?

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  • Scott (UK) says:

    I am going to squirm my nuts off if Brock gets a knee bar…. Can anyone tap quick enough before he snaps their leg in half?

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  • rob says:

    When did Heath Herring become some ground wizard? Big muscles do signify gassing in MOST people – but I mean as a wrestler I know the cardio work that would go into practice- -and i just cannot see Brock gassing easily. Brock 1st or 2nd rd TKO

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  • Blake says:

    Yeah, remember Herring’s first UFC fight against Jake O’Brien where he got schooled on the ground the whole match? His comment to Rogan afterwards cracked me up…something about not knowing it was going to turn into a wrestling match. Maybe he thought it was K-1?

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  • ctownhood says:

    Funny, people point out everyone’s weaknesses, and then when they work on them, they get bashed. Lesnar will be the HW champ in 1-2 yrs, no doubt. That was the most impressive debut (albeit a minute long, and a loss) I have seen in a long time.

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  • MWins says:

    CTown nailed it. Lesnar is a monster with one hole in his game which he appears to be closing up. The guy will be unstoppable very soon. Herring looked like a different fighter last time out but it won’t be enough in UFC87.

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  • Cathedron says:

    Heath Herring just isn’t that good of a fighter and it’s not because he lacks talent. He’s just a jackass. If Kongo had kept the fight standing, Herring would have stupidly tried to go toe-to-toe with him and gotten KO’d. I’m hoping Kongo comes back with some serious ground skills. He would be a serious force a HW.

    I admire the fact that Lesner immediately trained in submissions after losing like a rookie to a submission that he should have seen coming. He’s got talent and way more power than anyone else. Give him another year or two fighting at UFC calibur and I’m sure he’ll be a monster. Still, I’m of the opinion that you don’t belong in the UFC if you only have a couple pro fights and no amature fights to speak of. To be honest, Lesner might be a great investment for the UFC, but not because he’ll be the champ before his contract is up: they paid him $300K+ to make Frank Mir look good again. Frank Mir would be a perfect HW champ in every respect: talent, class, well-spoken, good looking – that dude would be fantastic for the UFC. If he can beat Nog (the man who cannot be killed), he could be the best thing the UFC’s HW division has ever seen.

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  • steak knife says:

    Aside from being submitted, Brock Lesnar was smashing Frank Mir’s face in. Herring is not nearly as dangerous on the ground — in fact, he likes to stand-up. He’ll get taken down, GNP, 1ST RD. TKO.

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  • maddog says:

    #10 -you are right on. Dana White may sound like nick diaz but he knows what he is doing. Lesnar 1st round tko

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  • Roger says:

    #20…uh, no amatuer fights? You must mean MMA because Brock has had a few go rounds…
    “Lesnar finished his amateur career as a two-time NJCAA All-American, two-time NCAA All-American, two-time Big Ten Champion, and the 2000 NCAA heavyweight champion with a record of 106-5 overall in four years of college.”

    But I guess amatuer wrestling doesn’t count?

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