As we reported last week, seven-time BJJ world champion and renown Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros is working with Brock Lesnar in order to improve Lesnar’s submission game for his upcoming battle with Heath Herring at UFC 87.
Comprido took time out yesterday to update our friends over at GracieMag.com about Lesnar’s progress and assess his abilities as an MMA fighter. Below are some of the highlights of their conversation:
Comprido On Lesnar’s Ground Game:
The guy’s a world class wrestler, US champion. It’s impossible that he doesn’t know anything about fighting on the ground. He has a really good base, and he positions himself well. The guy is always open to learning new things, or in other words, he’s the student every teacher wishes they had. Of course there are things to improve and I hope to help him with the Jiu-Jitsu part. Sooner or later he’ll have to face Rodrigo Minotauro, who’s the best MMA fighter I’ve ever seen fight. But he’s focused on his next fight and is not thinking about that yet. I’m aware of the fact that he’s way above average and that I can help him conquer the UFC belt or that of any other event he wishes to compete in.
Comprido On Lesnar’s Abilities:
His strength really is extraordinary, he’s by far the strongest guy I’ve ever coached. But he’s so aware of that that during training he uses very little strength (which is more than enough). [laughs] Not just anybody becomes wrestling champion of the United States. I think few in MMA wouldn’t get taken down by him in seconds.
Comprido On Lesnar’s Future:
As I already said, Minotauro is the best fighter I’ve seen fight, but I think that, with a lot of training and teamwork, Brock can beat anybody.
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