Konrad defends Lesnar's training, says former champ will be back

by Ariel Helwani | source: mmafighting.com

Lesnar's good friend and training partner, Cole Konrad, stopped by The MMA Hour last week, and while the new Bellator heavyweight champion said he would rather Lesnar explained his actions and future himself, he did offer some thoughts on what went wrong against Velasquez.

"There's a million things you can look at and critique with any fight," Konrad said. "[Lesnar] came out real hard in hopes to hurt [Velasquez] early, and I think when that didn't take place, he was a bit shocked as I think a lot of people were. That's a big powerful man coming at you. He expended a lot of energy early and wasn't able to recover."

When we spoke to Konrad, he said he didn't talk Lesnar after the fight, but didn't expect him to lick his wounds for too long.

"I think he knew going into it it was going to be a tough fight against a good guy, and there's always that possibility when you're fighting somebody that can happen. So knowing him, I'm sure he's disappointed on how it went, but I don't think he's going to get overly down on himself. If anything he's going to be back in the gym working harder."

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WALES1 site profile image  

11/7/10 1:49 PM by WALES1

He wouldn't have to stand and trade with JDS. I doubt JDS could spring back to his feet like Cain did.Brock needs to work on his striking if he wants to beat Cain or Carwin with cardio.He stills beats most HWs.

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11/7/10 10:00 AM by RickMartelsArrogance

Marty needs to send Brock to some camp overseas with a bunch of big serial killer type HW strikers for a month or two.  Doesn't seem like something Brock would want to do (leave home) but it seems like he needs to. Golden Glory would be a good fit.  Getting beaten on by the Reem, Semmy, Errol, Leko, etc. in practice for a while would do wonders for Lesnar IMO.

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11/7/10 9:38 AM by epwar

You must not have been around this forum for the past two years.

Stainypoo site profile image  

11/7/10 9:27 AM by Stainypoo

We all knew brock was overrated.

TagaCameron site profile image  

11/7/10 8:55 AM by TagaCameron

So, instead of saying Brock just needed to work on some training Cole Konrad says that the guy gassed out after a minute? I'm sorry, but that doesn't make Brock look good. At all.

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11/7/10 8:30 AM by Italians Copy Greeks

 Brock came to MMA because his WWE non compete clause was limiting his income and he needed the cash. He's made millions from MMA. Mission accomplished for Mr. Lesnar. I've said all along, because Brock said it himseld: He will have less than 10 total MMA fights.

SpiderRicco site profile image  

11/7/10 8:28 AM by SpiderRicco

What he said^

Gibrawk site profile image  

11/7/10 8:27 AM by Gibrawk

P.S. At the idea of Brock reciting the playboy of the month's personality traits during a fight. Love Major League.

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11/7/10 8:25 AM by Gibrawk

He lost because he can't take an average punch. He doesn't know how to react. One punch and he starts ducking his head prime for an uppercut. Imagine him fighting JDS and those uppercuts? Brock needs to go to a proper gym and learn nothing but boxing. Not just a gym that's in the boonies working on nothing but power moves with other meatheads.

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11/7/10 8:01 AM by FortyKoatz

If Lesnar can really learn from this he could truely turn into the fighter we all thought he was.