Brock Lesnars well-renowned Brazilian jiu jitsu coach, Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros, recently spoke with Brazilian MMA news source Tatame.com to discuss Lesnar’s impending UFC 121 bout against number one contender Cain Velasquez and his eventual (should he hold the belt after facing Velasquez) bout against Brazilian knockout artist Junior dos Santos.
“Comprido’s” assessment of Velasquez is that the young fighter is incredibly dangerous and poses a higher threat to Brock than his last opponent, Shane Carwin.
“Of course I will not be able to anticipate what the strategy used by Velasquez will be, but I see Cain trying to use his physical attributes, because he has a very good gas and I believe will be fighting the whole time, will punch, will move, kick, doing it all,” said Comprido. “Maybe he will try a single leg on the outside, I suppose that is the strategy of Velasquez It is obvious that he can come with a surprise and so can we. He’s a more complete fighter than Carwin.”
Medeiros also commented on the possible eventual bout between his charge and fellow Brazilian Junior “Cigano (Gypsy)” dos Santos.
“I think we have to take one step at a time,” “Comprido” said. “I saw the fights of the ‘Gypsy’ and I think he is a good athlete, he will no way be bad on the floor because he does jiu-jitsu for some time and trains with the Nogueira brothers and Demian [Maia], he is certainly not a fool on the floor. ‘Gypsy’ has heavy hands, is very strong, and in time we will review it thoroughly. The UFC has the best heavyweights in the world and Brock knows that… The level is very high and whoever is coming in brings pressure. Everybody wants to beat Brock, who is the champion.”
Lesnar will next appear making his third heavyweight title defense against hungry young contender Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 which is going down this October 23rd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.