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Former two time Absolute BJJ World Champ Rodrigo Comprido has been traveling between his gym in Illinois and Minneapolis to train privately with Brock Lesnar predating his fight with Heath Herring at UFC 87. He will be deserving of a great deal of credit if the rumblings of Lesnar's BJJ game rapidly advancing prove to be true in his bout with Couture on November 15th at UFC 91.
GRACIEMAG.com: How is Brock Lesnar’s training for the Couture fight?
COMPRIDO: Brock has a new training center. He still has the same training partners he had in Minneapolis: Greg Nelson and Marty Morgan, but now he lives in Alexandria. He invited me for the second time to help him with his ground game. The fact that my academy is located in Chicago helps a lot because its pretty close to him
GRACIEMAG.com: Isn’t that change bad for him?
COMPRIDO: I believe it's the other way around. He is even more focused now and training is very tough, Chris Toucherer ,Kirk Klosowsky , Neil Cooke, Cole Konrad ...just to name a few of the guys that are working with us.
GRACIEMAG.com: Isn’t Cole Konard a 2-time National champion and 3-time All-American?
COMPRIDO: That is what I’m saying, the training is great, Marty Morgan is one of the best wrestling coaches in the country. I have also been learning a lot with those guys.
I find the reports of Brock Lesnar training with Cole Konrad particularly promising, both for Cole Konrad's potentially promising MMA career, and as an indication that Brock is not overly confident in his abilities to control the 45 year old Couture. Lesnar is certainly covering all of his bases with his camp, and both fighters should be well prepared for what could be a highly competitive five round war.