|Brock Lesnar won the UFC heavyweight championship from Randy Couture at UFC 91. Couture is now gunning for a rematch.
Though nothing has been confirmed, the winner of the Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira-Randy Couture main event at UFC 102 could find himself in line for a shot against UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
Couture's been down this road before, losing the heavyweight title to Lesnar at UFC 91. Though he felt he performed well in the fight, he admitted his game plan to box with Lesnar wasn't the best idea.
"From what I can see -- and coming off a training camp just this past year for him -- I think it's going to boil down to out-wrestling him," Couture said. "He's a big, strong, athletic guy and standing around in front of him and trying to punch it out with him is probably a bad idea.
"I think using the cage and finding ways to make him fight off of his back is probably the way to get to him and potentially beat him. But there's no easy way to get around a guy that size."
Nogueira has yet to face Lesnar, a relative newcomer to MMA despite holding the heavyweight belt. But his opinion on how to beat Lesnar differs from that of Couture.
He feels employing a tight Brazilian Jiu Jitsu strategy is the best way to take down the champ.
"When we go to the floor, I need to be more aggressive with him -- not just lay down on my back and try to sweep the guy," Nogueira said. "I've got to try many submissions and work a lot on the ground and try to make him tired, so I can take the advantage from this position."