08-03-2006, 05:47 AM
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| | Brock Lesnar To Fight In Vegas In October
Former Gophers NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion Brock Lesnar has been vigorously training near his home in Independence for an "ultimate fighting" match in October in Las Vegas. Former heavyweight boxer Scott LeDoux is training Lesnar, a former professional wrestler, for boxing, and Lesnar also has a mentor to help him improve his kicking skills.
There are 3 MMA Events in October in Vegas:
UFC - Oct 14th
PRIDE - Oct 21st
King Of The Cage - Oct 28th...
Also there have been a ton of rumors flying around that Lesnar is training with Team Miletich. Here is a transcript of an interview confirming it: http://www.wrestlingobserver.com/wo/news/f...rds&SF=miletich
Pat Militich is on the line. |
September 23 in Moline Illinois Pat will be fighting Renzo Gracie. Dave asks
guys coming out of retirement havenít fared well, so what does he think of
the trends and how it effects him. Pat says its all about making the IFL
work. He says he is just going to try and have a good fight with Renzo. This
is also a personal accomplishment for Pat, as he just wants to come back
from his injuries and be successful.
Dave asks what Pat attributes to the success of the Miletich gym, with
Robbie Lawler, Jens Pulver, Matt Hughes, Brock Lesnar and others training
with him. Pat says the biggest thing that motivated him is he saw a kid die in a kickboxing match because he was in there and not properly trained, and not
being in good shape. He said he would never allow someone to fight who isn't ready. He only trains guys who are willing to work to
get to those levels and anyone who sits out because he's tired is asked to leave for good.
Pat picked his IFL team mostly from his fighters, but a lot of his guys are
locked up with UFC, Pride or other companies, so he brought in some guys
from other camps.
Pat says that there are going to be 8 teams, with 12 teams planned for 2007.
Things will be in tournament format for now, but there are going to be kinks
to work out. Pat said this will be going global, with teams from Japan, and Europe
joining sometime in the future.
Dave asks Patís opinion of Brock Lesnar. Pat says Brock is very level headed
and great to get along with, very athletic, and is remarkably fast for a 280 pound man. Pat says no human being will be able to beat Brock in a yearís time