Brock Lesnar has reportedly dropped down to 265 lbs a week away from his fight against Cain Velasquez. This is unusual for the champ as he is one of the only heavyweights that actually walk around heavier than the 265 lb max. This Lesnar’s camp says is good for the champ, as he will not need to cut weight or tweak right before the fight, giving Lesnar more time to focus on abilities.
Here is what close friend of Lesnar, Jim Ross had to say on the leaner Brock.
“Brock Lesnar is reportedly at 265 as we speak so there will be no cutting weight for the UFC Heavyweight Champion for next Saturday’s eagerly anticipated title defense against undefeated Cain Velasquez. I see this as good for Lesnar fans because already being at the required fighting weight will prevent Brock from having to tweak his diet or training regime prior to the fight in Anaheim. Even though Lesnar will fight lighter than he originally fought in UFC, the former WWE Champion, NCAA All American and National Champion is still beastly strong which could be an key factor in his next encounter in the Octagon. Point is that Lesnar has lost no strength with his lesser weight plus Brock’s cardio, one would assume, will be enhanced by not having to carry so much mass in what is expected to be an extremely competitive fight.”
“If Velásquez’s camp thinks that Lesnar is going to ‘gas’ after a round or two then they need to re-evaluate their strategy because that isn’t happening. Brock only took two weeks off after defeating then undefeated Shane Carwin and went right back to serious training mode for the Velásquez fight. Lesnar won’t be coming off a near one year layoff for this fight either. I could see this PPV doing between 750,00 and one million buys unless the economy is weaker than many perceive.”
Source: Boston Herald