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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