UFC 81: An Insiders Look At Brock Lesnar’s Training

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From Kaitlin Young who trains at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy:
“He’s huge,” she says. “I’m in the gym at the same time as him, but we don’t train together. I don’t think that would even make sense.”

“He has a slew of big men that come in and they just all do their thing with him,” she explains. “They’re all over 250-pounds. I know he’s been doing some training at Athletic Performance Inc. as well. It’s amazing how well he does. He’s really in shape for how enormous he is. Usually, the big boys gas really easily. But not him.”

“I think it’s funny,” she says, “because you see on the internet that everyone is like ‘he’s just a wrestler, blah, blah, blah’, but people are going to be very surprised at how well all the other elements of his game are coming along. They’re grossly underestimating him. He’s in there firing away at the pads and he’s fast. His kicks bring [trainer] Greg [Nelson] right up off the ground, and sparring he looks really good too.”

BodogLife Beat conducted an interview with fighter Kaitlin Young who trains at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. She gives some insight on the progression of former WWE superstar wrestler, Brock Lesnar as he prepares for his second ever MMA bout.


  1. keivon

    January 28, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Lesnar is a big fast can. I think he can win most HW because of his size. But Mir is a former champ and will get Lesnar in an ankle lock or something like that. I hope its not a quick fight because I'm paying for this Superbowl UFC which isn't that great and I'm hoping the main events are good.

  2. dane drebin

    January 28, 2008 at 8:22 am

    i think lesnar is under rated and will learn the mma game very quickly. i think he could be champ someday no doubt

  3. tom

    January 28, 2008 at 8:42 am

    fuck brock

  4. Joe Metzger

    January 28, 2008 at 8:47 am

    I have to agree with keivon, Mir is a superior submission grapler and he know he has no chance to win standing. He will get the fight to the ground and put a kimora, arm bar or something of that sort on Lesnar to finish the fight. Mir is not the same as he used to be, but he has never been the biggest heavyweight thus he understands how to win being the smaller fighter. Lesnar has a chance if he can use his brute force to overpower Mir but in MMA the better grapler usually wins.

  5. dane drebin

    January 28, 2008 at 8:55 am

    brocks a blue belt in bjj… he's no expert but i think he has the tools to defend the submissions along with the fact hes so strong and he will wontrol mir on the ground. id love it if he knocked mir out standing and i could see it happen with the way a lot of people are praising his stand up and his power. the only way this fight is going to the ground is if brock wants it to i think hes way too strong for mir to pull gaurd it would be like assuerio silva when he tried to pull gaurd on big timmy. im not sayign the fight wont go to the ground im jsut saying its entirely up to brock to decide

  6. derek

    January 28, 2008 at 9:56 am

    i like how mir managed to sneak this spy into brock's camp.

  7. superman73

    January 29, 2008 at 1:45 am

    brock is being underestimated.he is a worldclass wrestler.

    second only in mma to randy.he's taking this fight seriously,and he will defeat mir.

  8. Joe G. Trenton NJ

    May 31, 2008 at 5:28 am

    Lesner did OK in his fight with Mir.

    Once he starts to mix up his aresenal he will be a serious threat.

    DO NOT underestimate this guy, he will be champion.

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