Originally Posted by joshua7789
Yeah, we havent really seen JDS's tdd tested to much. I remember Gonzaga getting him down at one point and I think Nelson might have done it as well. JDS has never faced anyone with great takedowns or particularly good GNP. I dont see him being able to keep this fight standing long enough to do significant damage to Brock.
mmm maybe.. current JDS i would agree. I think for the training camp they will be focusing 90% on TDD and 10% on just technique maintenance for the other stuff. They dont need to improve on anything because JDD is already better at everything except wrestling. He obviously wont be trying to take lesnar down so training take-downs is thrown out the window. Only thing he needs to train for is stopping takedowns. I do think they are going to need to hire a big strong guy to simulate a Brock Lesnar double leg. 3 guys i would bring in for my training camp to help prepare for Brocks takedowns are.
Bobby lashley - Not as good of a wrestler as brock is by any means BUT he is still a good wrestler who is explosive and very strong. It will help JDS get comfortable with dealing with much stronger fighters.
Chael Sonnen (I doubt he could get Chael to come help them train seeing as how Anderson Silva is there, and all the smack Chael talked) - But if he COULD i think this would be a very good training partner to have in the wrestling department. Brock Lesnar shoots in for double legs and for the most part he just had to muscle you to get them. Chael Sonnen is known to have an unstoppable double leg and that it feels just like a bulldozer is trying to take you down. I think training with a 210pound Chael Sonnen would be very beneficial to stopping Brocks takedowns.
Cain Valesquez - Obvious reasons but probably impossible.
GSP - Possibly GSP to just help you with MMA Wrestling technique. I dont think anyone else in MMA has managed to adapt wrestling to MMA as well as he has. Training with GSP would probably help your MMA wrestling technique by a large amount.
But realistically it is very hard to find someone that can simulate Brock Lesnar. But if JDS just focuses on training his TDD.. he might be able to stuff a couple shots. Brock Lesnar loses confidence fairly quickly, so after 2-3 failed attempts Lesnar will get visibly bothered.
ALL IMO OF COURSE.