According to Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, Brock Lesnar has served as a bit of a mentor as the former WWE superstar makes his transition into the Octagon.
“[Lesnar] offered his help,” Brooks recently told MMAFighting.com. “He said, ‘Anything. You got a stupid question, you want to bug me, go for it.’ So I do. I asked him what the hardest thing for him to do was, because obviously he’s a freak athlete but something had to be difficult for him. And I find it’s the exact same thing I’m having difficulty with, and that’s learning to let go.
“Sparring is completely different. Somebody’s trying to punch me in the face, I’m trying to punch them in the face. But often I’ll find that I’m too light on guys if I’m rolling. My hips aren’t heavy enough, because it’s almost like I’m trying to work with them. It’s like the old pro wrestling kicking in, and he had that same problem. So it’s interesting to know that.”
The possibility of Brooks and Lesnar appearing on the same UFC card isn’t as unlikely as it seems with Lesnar’s WWE contract expiring in less than three weeks.
“I’d love to see Brock back. I think it’d be good for Brock and it would just be fun to have him around,” Brooks said.
“He kind of made the blueprint. He made, I think, it possible for somebody like Dana (White) to look at me and even make me the offer. So I’m thankful for that, for sure. He’s definitely just a good person to know.”
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