Lesnar’s former BJJ coach could see him return

January 23, 2014 6:30 am by Brett Auten


The Brock Lesnar rumors are continuing to swirl.

First it was UFC president Dana White who said, “it’s definitely a possibility,” that the former UFC heavyweight champion would return to the Octogan.

Now Lesnar’s former jiu-jitsu coach is adding a little fuel to the fire.

Speaking with MMAFighting, Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros, who teamed with Lesnar after the big guy’s loss to Frank Mir in 2008, said anything’s possible.

“The possibility exists,” Medeiros said. “If he decides that that’s what he wants to do, he will do it. That’s how it happened when he decided to fight MMA in the first place. He wanted to test himself, he wanted to do it.”

Lesnar quit fighting in 2011 with a 5-3 professional record after battling diverticulitis.

“Comprido” said the fight with Alistair Overeem, which was Lesnar’s last, came too soon and that those close to the situation knew about the disease before the Shane Carwin fight.

“He trained two days, and then couldn’t do anything for a whole day. He trained three days, and then needed two days to recover,” he said. “We were worried about it. One day, I got there to teach him and he said he couldn’t fight, that it doesn’t made sense for him to get here if he wasn’t 100 percent.

“He went to the doctor to find out what he had, and one day he had a crisis, and they found out he had diverticulitis. He didn’t have surgery because it was too complicated, he would need to cut 12 inches of his colon. They tried to avoid it, but had to do it after the Velasquez fight.

“It was phenomenal that he has surgery and fought again. But, in my opinion, he should have waited a little longer before fighting Overeem. He should have been more patient, get mentally and physically stronger. He had a terrible disease.”

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