WWE star Brock Lesnar is adding an arsenal as he was promoted to Blue Belt in jiu-jitsu by Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Rodrigo ‘Comprido’ Medeiros int time for his upcoming fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200.
It would be remembered that Lesnar displayed his ground abilities with his win over Shane Carwin back in 2010, locking up an arm-triangle choke once “The Engineer” ran out his batteries.
Medeiros noted that he had been training with Lesnar when he retired back from the UFC and returned to the WWE. He admitted that getting back in the wrestling entertainment scene had Lesnar’s jiu-jitsu degrade a notch a bit, but believes The Next Big Thing has improved greatly.
“I’ve been working with Brock now for eight years. The training went down a notch when he went back to WWE and retired, but I still work with him, Cole Konrad and Marty Morgan – NCAA wrestling champions – and they’re at a level way higher than that of a blue belt,” Medeiros said.
“But we can’t jump the belts, right? We were always worried about no-gi in the fight camp, we never had the chance for this. So now we had a little more time we did some training in the gi, I decided to give them the belts.”
‘Comprido’ Medeiros is a two-time black belt world champion, with a record for the fastest submission in a World Championships final – has been Brock Lesnar’s jiu-jitsu coach since 2008. Aside from Lesnar also promoted were Lesnar’s coach Marty Morgan, a 15-year veteran wrestling coach at the University of Minnesota, and Lesnar’s training partner Cole Konrad, a NCAA champion and former MMA fighter who retired as heavyweight champion of Bellator.
Mark Hunt has promised that he will knock Lesnar out when the meet inside the Octagon on July 9 at UFC 200 which will also be a co-main event which will feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier against interim champion Jon Joes and Miesha Tate defending her women’s bantamweight title against Amanda Nunes.
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UFC 200 will be staged at the T-Mobile Arena of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and with Lesnar’s new arsenal, it will surely be something to watch for if he could score an upset against the Super Samoan.
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