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VCURamFan
07-07-2010, 08:06 PM
OK, no seriously, I am!! Check out this article:


"We worked out many positions, many specific situations of attack from the bottom and attacks from the top. We even worked katagatame, that was the submission with which he finished the fight. We made a globalized job to make him feel comfortable and able to choose and develop the positions on the floor. Brock is in constant evolution, always cheered up. Since he owns a few fights in MMA, he’s thirsty for knowledge, so he dedicates so much. When you practice something for a long time it’s normal to become relaxed and even lazy in certain moments. For this reason he performs each time better and is in frank evolution."
-- Brock Lesnar’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach, Rodrigo Medeiros, recently spoke to Abril.com.br (http://www.abril.com.br/noticias/esportes/rodrigo-medeiros-comenta-vitoria-aluno-brock-lesnar-ufc-116-576102.shtml) about preparing the UFC heavyweight champion for his monumental showdown against Shane Carwin at UFC 116 last weekend. Lesnar gushed about "Comprido" at the post-fight press conference and his lessons, which led him to a stunning second round submission after enduring a brutal first round of punishment. In fact, "Brocky Balboa" ate about 60 unanswered punches in the first round of the event's main event. Whether it's his toughness or quick learning curve, the coach feels that Lesnar is the best heavyweight alive and will continue to improve, keeping him on top for a very long time. Care to argue otherwise?


Comprido is the founder of BJJ Revolution (my team) & co-founder Julio “Foca” Fernandez awarded Andrew Smith (my instructor) with his black belt a few years ago. Tim Credeur is also a member of Team BJJ Revolution (also awarded his black belt by Rodrigo).

Rodrigo & Julio:
http://bobkvt.typepad.com/.a/6a01053689c183970c0120a612a3a5970c-500wi (http://bobkvt.typepad.com/.a/6a01053689c183970c0120a612a3a5970c-pi)

So anyhow, I've got 2 teammates in the UFC. :happydancing:

Neezar
07-08-2010, 03:59 AM
:huh: Okay.



Nah, just kidding. I will celebrate with you. :happydancing:

MattHughesRocks
07-08-2010, 04:21 AM
Yip yip yip.

J.B.
07-08-2010, 04:29 AM
This reminds me of the six degrees of separation between Travis Fulton and basically all of MMA.

VCURamFan
07-08-2010, 04:11 PM
This reminds me of the six degrees of separation between Travis Fulton and basically all of MMA.
Hahaha, pretty much. :laugh:

I was finally watching the post-fight press conference video & Brock gave Comprido a shout out. I was like ". . . no way I just heard that right . . ." Then yesterday that quote/article thingy came out. :happydancing:

atomdanger
07-08-2010, 07:48 PM
OK, no seriously, I am!! Check out this article:

Comprido is the founder of BJJ Revolution (my team)

So anyhow, I've got 2 teammates in the UFC. :happydancing:


We were once team mates.
I trained with ( Eben Karichero, Black Belt, 2008, John Ouano/Johnny Ramirez )
http://www.newbreedoregon.com/bjjrev.htm

logrus
07-08-2010, 07:54 PM
Grats, wonder if your teammate knows you were the leader of the first "I hate Brock" fan club?

VCURamFan
07-08-2010, 07:59 PM
Grats, wonder if your teammate knows you were the leader of the first "I hate Brock" fan club?
Was I? I don't recall, but I'll take your word for it.

We were once team mates.
I trained with ( Eben Karichero, Black Belt, 2008, John Ouano/Johnny Ramirez )
http://www.newbreedoregon.com/bjjrev.htm (http://www.newbreedoregon.com/bjjrev.htm)

Awesome, man. Have you since switched gyms, or just stopped training?

atomdanger
07-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Was I? I don't recall, but I'll take your word for it.

Awesome, man. Have you since switched gyms, or just stopped training?

Stopped training, been busy.
I really need / want to get back at it though.

rockdawg21
07-09-2010, 12:49 AM
http://zipline.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/hip-hip-hooray.jpg

VCURamFan
07-09-2010, 01:50 AM
Stopped training, been busy.
I really need / want to get back at it though.Cool, man. Let me know when we're teammates again. :laugh:

http://zipline.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/hip-hip-hooray.jpg
Thank you, thank you!

VCURamFan
07-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Our coach's (:laugh:) thoughts on Brock/Cain -

LAS VEGAS -- Brock Lesnar (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Brock-Lesnar-17522) had less than a week to savor his successful title defense against Shane Carwin (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Shane-Carwin-14013).

The former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar will put his heavyweight crown on the line against the unbeaten Cain Velasquez (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Cain-Velasquez-19102) at UFC 121 (http://www.sherdog.com/events/UFC-121-Lesnar-vs-Velasquez-14039) on Oct. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Rodrigo-Medeiros-27181) respects the considerable skills Velasquez brings to the table.

A junior college national champion and two-time collegiate All-American wrestler at Arizona State University, Velasquez has not fought since he steamrolled Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Antonio-Rodrigo-Nogueira-1440) at UFC 110 (http://www.sherdog.com/events/UFC-110-Nogueira-vs-Velasquez-11792) in February.

“Cain Velasquez is a great fighter; he has a great level of muay Thai and wrestling,” Medeiros said. “I’m confident in Brock, and I think he’s the best heavyweight in the world. We’ll outline a strategy, make a plan and train, and I’m sure we’ll win this challenge. It’s a big challenge. Velasquez is an excellent athlete.”

Lesnar submitted the previously unbeaten Carwin with a second-round arm-triangle choke at UFC 116 (http://www.sherdog.com/events/UFC-116-Lesnar-vs-Carwin-12765) on July 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Minnesota-based heavyweight survived a harrowing first round in which Carwin wobbled him standing and threatened to finish him with ground-and-pound against the cage.

“The important thing is teamwork,” Medeiros said. “Don’t forget that if he had not trained his boxing, perhaps he could not have withstood such punishment. If the guy’s wrestling wasn’t there, he could not have taken down his opponent and would not have had the opportunity. It’s teamwork.”

Lesnar answered the challenge in round two, as he scored with a takedown, moved to mount and put away Carwin with the choke. In that moment, several months’ worth of preparation paid off.

“This time, he made the training camp a little longer, with some intervals,” Medeiros said. “The camp typically lasts two months, but he made it four months. I thought this position would marry well with his game. It’s a position I’ve been practicing a lot with students in my gym in Chicago.

“We always have to be careful when we’re working with a top athlete, because there are tendencies with all coaches,” he added. “I want the submission. The boxing coach wants the knockout. The muay Thai coach expects low kicks and knees.”

The UFC 116 appearance was Lesnar’s first in nearly a year. The 33-year-old champion battled a life- and career-threatening intestinal disorder in late 2009 and emerged from it with renewed appreciation. Medeiros believes the experience added a new layer to Lesnar.

“First, he changed his eating habits and became a lighter but much stronger fighter,” Medeiros said. “Second, he recognized that he could change his lifestyle. This gave him the motivation to continue fighting and seek new challenges. I think it all came together in his head when he was being punished by Shane Carwin.

“Shane is a great opponent,” he added. “He has an impeccable record and defeated great fighters like Gabriel Gonzaga (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Gabriel-Gonzaga-7306) and Frank Mir (http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Frank-Mir-2329). It was a great challenge and a great victory.”

Medeiros thinks the public misunderstands Lesnar, who has become one of the most polarizing figures in mixed martial arts.

“Brock Lesnar is a 260-pound UFC champion,” he said. “He doesn’t need anyone to defend him, and I’m not defending him because I train him. I can only speak about what I see, and I don’t relate to people with bad character. Brock is a very respectful guy. He’s a great person and very attentive. He’s attentive to the team, cares about everyone and always asks us what we need.

“He doesn’t like to talk to the press and has reservations about the way the public perceives him, as would anyone,” Medeiros added. “When you’re with your family, you don’t want anyone sticking a camera in your son’s face. At the time of a fight, you don’t want to stop and talk or give autographs. People have to understand that.”