UFC Quick Quote: Brock Lesnar needs 'a lot' of preparation before fight with Minotauro Noguiera

Brock Lesnar Jiu-Jitsu training

"[Brock needs] A lot [of preparation time]. Because Nogeuira’s very dangerous on the ground. Brock would have to outwrestle him and take him down. And be very careful that he doesn’t extend his limbs. Brock hits like a sledgehammer. He hits so hard and he’s fast. One thing we’re really working hard on is not pushing his strikes but launching strikes with crack and pop at the end. To have boxer-level hands. Also, his knees are devastating. I would not want to get kneed by Brock. His knees are huge. Heath had no idea that Brock was going to come out and throw a kick at him. As for a match with Nogueira, I have no idea what the UFC’s plans are. I know Brock has two more fights. Brock is such an incredible athlete. He could rise to the occasion. For me, he’s fun to train because he’s so ambitious. Brock is completely coach able. Some fighters I’ve worked with, you go for a week and you end up holding pads for them. With Brock, it’s, Can you teach me? Can you show me? Can you show me? It’s worth the time to go there."

-- Former mixed martial arts champion and current trainer for Brock Lesnar, Erik Paulson, shares his thoughts with MMAmemories.com on whether or not he is ready for a title shot against veteran UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira. Lesnar is new to the sport and was caught in a submission in his Octagon debut against Frank Mir at UFC 81: "Breaking Point." He rebounded with a unanimous decision win over Heath Herring at UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" last month. And now there's crazy speculation that he could next fight Randy Couture at UFC 91 on November 15. If he does indeed step into the cage with Couture -- and wins -- he'd likely be knocking on the door of a title shot whether he's ready or not.

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