Boxing/MMA

Randy Couture: Brock Lesnar is at 100%

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Randy Couture talked to Sherdog.com about training with Brock Lesnar, Lesnar’s health, and how Lesnar can defend his UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 116 against Shane Carwin:

“I don’t think the year off has hurt him. He’s made the adjustments physically and dietarily. He’s back to 100 percent full strength and I think that having the downtime wasn’t a huge issue for him. He was back pretty quickly to being able to train. Technically, he’s probably learned more and is a better fighter than he was a year ago…

 

He moves very well for a big guy and has tremendous horse power. He’s had to make some dietary changes because of getting sick that has him leaner than he’s been, but he’s still in that 280-pound range. He probably won’t have to cut as much weight come fight time…

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I think the more Brock can make this a wrestling match, the less likely that Carwin is going to be able to have it his way and win the fight. I think Brock’s wrestling credentials are stronger and he’s a bigger, generally stronger, more athletic fighter than Carwin. If he can make it a wrestling match and keep it in those terms, he has a very good chance of winning the fight. If he gets sucked in the firefight, throwing four-ounce gloves at one another, anything can happen.”

Quick Hit: I was leaning towards Lesnar in this fight, and after seeing that video of them two training, and Randy saying all this, I’m definitely giving Lesnar a 80/20 chance of retaining his belt. Lesnar put all the weight back on, but he’s leaner? Ha! That’s a scary thought. The rest of the human race just got put on notice.