Brock Lesnar is currently training for his big return to mixed martial arts on July 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada when he takes on Mark Hunt at UFC 200. He’s even earning new Brazilian jiu-jitsu belts:
The new blue belt! @BrockLesnar promoted by @compridobjj @ufc pic.twitter.com/qNcZ6ioAgs— Ana Hissa (@AnaHissa) June 16, 2016
Our friends at Bloody Elbow give some background and the man who gave Lesnar his blue belt:
Rodrigo Medeiros, who promoted Lesnar, is a black belt under Romero ‘Jacare’ Cavalcanti. ‘Comprido’ is a multi-time World, Pan American, and Brazilian National champion. He has also trained former UFC heavyweights Pat Barry and Chris Tuchscherer.
This is worth noting if only because Lesnar’s opponent, Hunt, is a striker who will almost surely do anything to keep the bout standing so he can fire off his power punches. Brock’s wrestling and submission game represent his best chance to win. That he’s improving can only be seen as a good sign for his chances when it comes time to get it on, right?