Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight No. 1 contender
"I'm here to do well, to get my title shot again," the Brazilian told MMAWeekly.com. "If you keep on winning, someday I'm going to have the opportunity again."
Gonzaga was highly regarded when he made his Octagon debut at UFC 56 three years ago on Nov. 19, 2005, knocking out
Following those successes, Gonzaga was defeated by then UFC heavyweight titleholder
"You can be healthy and athletic, but to learn something, it takes a while to learn," added the 29-year-old fighter. "He has a huge background in wrestling. But you need to know ground game and stand up to be complete. I think he's ready and I think he could be there for a while if he learns it. But it takes time."
Gonzaga and Lesnar could be on a future collision course. Questioned how he thinks he matches up with former collegiate wrestling national champion and WWE superstar, Gonzaga said, "I think my size is good to beat him. And if I put my game to work, I believe today I have more experience from Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, boxing and Muay Thai skills than he has just wrestling. But he's huge."