“I did roll with him one time and number one, it was really gross because the dude sweats like a ridiculous amount so I was just covered in Brock Lesnar sweat, like just dripping in his own sweat but then he was kinda messing around and I jumped on a guillotine and I wound up eventually tapping him out and then he actually got kinda angry and the next time that we started, he just picked me up above his head WWE-style and like threw me across the room so that was the end of my training with Brock. I got him one time. I jumped on the guillotine because he wasn’t ready for it and I choked him out and then after that I got thrown across the room.” – Transcription via MMAMania.com
Training room confessions are always a lot of fun, and UFC Lightweight Nik Lentz is bringing us the good stuff out of Minnesota Martial Arts Academy.
According to “The Carny,” he once had the privilege of rolling with former Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Soaked in the big man’s sweat, Lentz says he snatched up a guillotine-choke on an unsuspecting Lesnar and forced him to tap-out before subsequently being launched across the room for his efforts.
Lesnar, a former NCAA wrestling champ, has been submitted only once in his short professional career, succumbing to a kneebar courtesy of Frank Mir in his UFC debut. Though he proved capable of forcing a tap or two of his own in his comeback victory over Shane Carwin, his progression on the mat in the time since remains a mystery. Now scheduled for a showdown with Alistair Overeem, if Lesnar was subbed by a Lightweight, he could have his work cut out for him. Despite being a K-1 Kickboxing champ with 14 knockouts to his name, the Dutchman has won more than half of his bouts via submission. So what do you think LowKick’ers? Is Brock capable of handling himself on the ground with Alistair Overeem, or is BJJ unlikely to play a role when the two giants collide at UFC 141?
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