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Video: Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture Go From Foes to Bros

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As he prepares for his July 3rd showdown with Shane Carwin, Brock Lesnar has joined forces with a somewhat unlikely ally — Randy Couture, who Lesnar wrecked in his first UFC title fight back in November 2008. The two heavyweight stars stayed friendly after their meeting in the Octagon, and Couture recently decided to head up to Alexandria, Minnesota, to train at Lesnar’s private Death Clutch training facility; you know, the one with all the badass tigers and jacked gladiators on the walls and shit.

Since Lesnar’s a natural grudge-holder, he’s impressed by the fact that Couture can train with the guy who stole his belt without getting an attitude about it. It’s clear that Lesnar has a ton of respect for Randy, who "paved the highway for the wrestler in the UFC" — and he recognizes that getting insight from a fighter with as much experience as the Natural is a huge asset. (Plus, beating the crap out of Chris Tuchscherer and Cole Konrad must get old after a while.) For Couture’s part, breaking out of his routine and training in new environments is just as helpful. Don’t forget, the guy’s got a match against the son of an original death fighter coming up in August.

This video’s also worth watching just to prove to fans that Brock’s gastrointestinal illness and the abuses he suffered at the hands of the Canadian health care system haven’t left him an emaciated shell of his former self. He can still press 80-pound dumb-bells like they’re soup cans. He still moves as nimbly as a man half his size. And he can still whip around heavy ropes like a schoolgirl playing double-dutch. 

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ghostboner- June 19, 2010 at 4:50 pm
@FBF - man you even knew the song I was thinking of when I wrote that. You got some ESP going on there FBF.
fatbellyfrank- June 19, 2010 at 5:23 am
@ Boner Depeche Mode, fucken badass mofo, respect dawg............. I just cant get enough, I just cant get enough
ghostboner- June 18, 2010 at 11:27 pm
Wow Turden you are a real expert on HEX dumbells and HIIT. I will refer all future questions to you. Hey just curious, were you in the marines?
T_Durden- June 18, 2010 at 7:58 pm
Kinda ironic that your name is The Truth.
T_Durden- June 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm
Haha...I love how guys measure themselves up against these giant professional athletes to make 'educated guesses'. Idiots. The HEX rubber coated dumbells dont come in anything higher than a 120. He's doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)...He's nowhere near his 1 rep max. So yeah, he could do dumbbell presses with each or ur gf's on top of ur imaginary 150s if they existed but that's not the point of the training he's doing. Those aren't 150s. Clowns.

The Truth- June 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm
I do 100s. Im 6-0 185-195.

Those are 150s.
cecils_pupils- June 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm
Two Words: Car Win
Brandon69- June 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm
Whats with all the hate for Lesnar ?

I dont know why nobody likes him. hopefully someone can give me a few legit reasons as to why hes so hated. And dont say its only cause hes disrespectful, cause theres plenty of trash talking fighters that everyone loves.
knucklesamitch- June 18, 2010 at 4:25 pm
Am I the only one who wishes Brock would stop referring to MMA as Ultimate Fighting, or refer to himself as an an Ultimate Fighter. I'm a Lesnar fan, but comments like that make him seem dumb.
ghostboner- June 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm
I don't even know if they make 150's, but I don't think they are 80's. I see dudes half Brocks size throwing up 100's, so unless Brock decided to go high reps low weight...

And why is "Slayer" written on the wall? That just seems weird. It's not like there is a photo of the band, or a poster or anything, just the word "Slayer" right there on the wall next to the Elk-man-Centuar. That is like if I open my own gym and I decide to put a unicorn on the wall and write "Neil Diamond" next to it. Just seems silly. When I go in to the gym tomorrow I'm gonna paint "Depeche Mode" on the wall. Then everyone who comes in will look at the wall and think, "Depeche Mode. Yeah."
Cornerman- June 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm
If Brock DOMINATES Carwin I will have no choice but to become a fan. If Brock WINS I'm ok with that, If Brock gets his ass SMASHED by Carwin I'm gonna make a lot of money :).
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm
Shane "Caterpillar Killer" Carwin by thermo-nuclear detonation rd. 1.
T_Durden- June 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Socal Tot...shut the fuck up. I was w you until the last comment. Those are not "at least 150s". I'm normally a nice guy on here but that comment more than merits the 'shut the fuck up'.
Socal Tot- June 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm
BTW- Those dumbells are WAY over 80 lbs. Christ, I can do 80s. Those are at least 150s. Remember that Brock is a giant. Even a large dumbell is going to look small in those lunch box mits.
Socal Tot- June 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm
Did anyone else yell "holly shit!" when Brock tossed up those ropes like they were spaghettti noodles? That fucker is strong as an ox. I agree with the attitude shown on this clip. If he gave more of that and less "do you see me now?!?!" b.s. he would have a lot of fans in this sport.
T_Durden- June 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm
I don't know about TUF. Carwin gets a bit boring during long interviews, I don't know if I could take a whole season of that. Plus it'd be the Grudge Training Center guys anyway...the same guys Rashad had.

What they should have done is do a Primetime show. I would've watched that. Nothing but Slayer playing for the DeathClutch guys.
omunto- June 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm
TUF should have went with Lesnar Carwin instead of GSP Koscheck. Imagine the Lesnar team...

"So just charge head first into you oppponent at full speed... He'll fall down. Trust me."
steampunk22- June 18, 2010 at 11:57 am
^^I actually mostly agree with you.

Its been interesting to see Lesnar progress. Watching him train is impressive, no one can argue that this kid puts in the time to keep himself physically on top of his game. Every victory for Brock buys him atleast another 6 months to improve his technique, and soon the gap between his phyiscal gifts and his technical game is gonna close.

And then a lot of Heavyweights are in a lot of trouble.
Videodrome_NOW- June 18, 2010 at 11:48 am
Brock might not be the most likable guy in MMA, but let's face it, there are far worse characters in this sport. If it's possible, deep down everyone wants to see Lesnar develop some wicked BJJ or Muay Thai. Who wouldn't want to see him armbar or darce choke someone? Count my ass in with my little wang tatooed on my chest.
Elentius- June 18, 2010 at 11:38 am
I really don't know about Lesnar wrecking Couture. Randy owned the wresting aspect and got caught with a well placed punch is all. How easily we alter the facts. Anyway, Carwin by KO and the two d-bags in this article deserve each other.
T_Durden- June 18, 2010 at 11:31 am
As much as I dislike him...that fucking albino gorilla is a hell of an athlete. Sure Carwin can hit like mule, but I really think Cock's power/size/quickness is going to be too much. We can all agree that Gonzaga's power is not even on the same playing field as Brock's and he had Carwin doing the stanky leg a couple times in their fight. There goes the undefeated streak. But what the fuck do I know...we'll see.
Ouch That hurts- June 18, 2010 at 11:03 am
I don't want to say this, but I'm actually starting to respect Lesnar. I know he wants to play the heel and have people hate him but I think this video shows the real him. Hard work and a good attitude, if he did change his persona he could be a very popular fighter.
ccman- June 18, 2010 at 10:28 am
Brock almost seems like a non~mountain man sending death threats to the govt. And his 3rd grade teacher (last class he actually attended)

If that's likeable to you? I got 3 hitlers to your stalin..... anyone wanna drink some kool~aid?
CanadianGreaser- June 18, 2010 at 9:55 am
Is Brock still with Greg Nelson?
Kid Clam Curtains- June 18, 2010 at 9:46 am
Deathclutch. lol. Brock is a walking talking cliche of douche.