We all know training camps can be expensive for fighters, but we never really hear how expensive. As interesting as it would be to see a list of how much these guys spend to hone their skills and get in peak condition 8-10 weeks at a time, I don’t have one, but I can share that Brock Lesnar would probably be at the top.
As he revealed to Yahoo! Sports, he spends more on his training camps than most people make in a year.
This camp has seven heavyweight training partners, a group that ranges from sizeable strikers (Carwin has a big right hand) to two-time NCAA wrestling champion Cole Konrad.
In addition to Morgan, he’ll bring in specialists, such as Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros for jiu-jitsu. It’s intense. He pays everyone well, puts them up in nice lodging and covers all expenses. Lesnar says it costs “six figures” to run.
“This camp costs me a lot of money,” he said.
“I’m fortunate to be able to do it,” Lesnar said. “It’s a great environment. A lot of these other guys, they travel around and try to find the right guys to work out with. This is best heavyweight camp in the world.
As Fightlinker points out, just because Brock spends a boatload of money on his training camps doesn’t mean it’s better than training at places like Greg Jackson’s MMA or Xtreme Couture. Brock just has the means to bring a great camp to him in the middle of nowhere which jacks up the price of everything.
The funny thing is when you consider Brock makes millions of dollars each fight, I bet he spends less percentage wise than a lot of guys do.