Brock Lesnar Promoted to Blue Belt in BJJ By Comprido

Brock Lesnar Promoted to Blue Belt in BJJ By Comprido


Though Lesnar said that he was “closing the door on MMA” in March 2015, but the  UFC announced on June 4, 2016 that he would return and compete at UFC 200 on July 9. WWE confirmed that it had granted Lesnar “a one-off opportunity” to compete at UFC 200 before he would return to the company for SummerSlam on August 21. He is scheduled to face Mark Hunt.

Rodrigo Comprido Medeiros, Lesnar’s long time Jiu-Jitsu coach has just promoted him to blue belt in BJJ. Comprido took his time. Lesnar has officially been training BJJ under Comprido since he prepared for his MMA debut in 2008.

You can see the video of the promotion here:

He is accompanied with his training partner and Wrestling great Cole Konrad.

Absolute world champion in the years 1999 and 2000 Rodrigo Comprido taught Lesnar the arm triangle choke that submitted Shane Carwin.

In an older interview with GracieMag, Comprido talked about his student:

Brock is every coach’s dream. He doesn’t complain, he always pays attention to what we’re teaching and he’s a born athlete. He has abnormal strength and speed. The sky’s the limit with him, and he’ll continue to evolve for a long time. He’s a grappler, so he loves training on the ground, likes training as a whole a lot. And one thing you haven’t seen yet is how he has an aggressive guard. He’ll surprise a lot of people.


Comprido also promoted Lesnar’s training partner and also wrestling great Cole Konrad to blue belt.

Eventhough he’s only a blue belt in BJJ, Lesnar has a very strong Wrestling background. Lesnar attended Webster High School, where he  competed in amateur wrestling. He was a two-time state champion in amateur wrestling with a record of 33–0–0 in his senior year. Lesnar then attended Bismarck State College, where he won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) heavyweight wrestling championship in his sophomore year. He transferred to the University of Minnesota on a wrestling scholarship for his junior and senior college years. There, he was roommates with future WWE colleague Shelton Benjamin, who was also his assistant coach.

Lesnar won the 2000 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I heavyweight wrestling championship his senior year after being the runner-up to Stephen Neal the year prior. Lesnar finished his amateur career as a two-time NJCAA All-American, the 1998 NJCAA Heavyweight Champion, two-time NCAA All-American, two-time Big Ten Conference Champion, and the 2000 NCAA Heavyweight Champion, with a record of 106–5 overall in four years of college.