Don’t count out a Brock Lesnar return to the UFC just yet. UFC president Dana White recently addressed the media and the subject of the former UFC and current WWE superstar returning came up. If it was up to the prez, he’d welcome him back in a minute.
White addressed a number of subjects with the MMA media on Thursday. Not surprisingly, the topic of Brock Lesnar came up. Lesnar and White made news a few months back after their infamous meeting. According to White, the meeting didn’t go well.
Brock Lesnar walked into the UFC with one MMA fight under his belt & left almost four years later as a former UFC world champion with wins over elite heavyweights. Now retired, Brock’s UFC run begs to question whether or not Brock Lesnar should go into the UFC Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame is one of the most debated topics in sports. Whether it is football, baseball, boxing, or even the UFC, there is no shortage of opinions as to what a true Hall of Fame athlete is. Yet a look at Hall of Fame athletes in sports all over the world makes the criteria more muddy every day. The UFC Hall of Fame is no exception.
Brock Lesnar officially retired from MMA after suffering a TKO loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 & is back in the WWE. In just a short span of four years Lesnar conquered the world of MMA competing at the highest level and winning a world championship. Lesnar’s run in the world of MMA is nothing short of remarkable.
It is entirely possible that Brock Lesnar’s UFC career is over. Choosing not to get surgery is practically announcing his retirement. Even if Lesnar does get surgery, the operation is invasive and could put Lesnar on the shelf for over a year, missing a critical amount of time at this stage of his career. In all likelihood the world of MMA has probably seen the last of Brock Lesnar as an elite heavyweight.
Early buy rate numbers are coming in for UFC 106, and they aren’t good. More shocking than the some of the UFC’s recent judging is the disappointing buy rate for UFC 106. Fingers are being pointed, blame is being shifted, and heads are spinning as skeptics are wondering whether these early numbers suggest the first chapter in the decline of the UFC.
They say timing is everything, and that is certainly true for Brock Lesnar. Four fights in, and Lesnar is an unequivocal success in UFC. The downside of his success is that he is too good at the wrong time in UFC.
I can’t think of another time in UFC history where every champion was the most dominant fighter in his division. Unlike Lesnar, all of those champions have potential big money fights on the table. The same can’t be said about Lesnar in the current UFC heavyweight division.
The heavyweight division in UFC has been the most cyclical of all in MMA. There have been times in UFC history where the division is stacked with elite fighters. There have been times where nobody in the division could draw a buy. Looking at the division today, there is nothing really to get excited about in Brock Lesnar’s future.
MMA and UFC fans have got to be the biggest bunch of babies I have ever seen. I haven’t seen fans this sensitive in my life! The double standards that these fans have applied to Brock Lesnar are a joke. UFC and its fans should be grateful to have Brock Lesnar.
I have heard nothing but non-stop whining and complaining from MMA fans, journalists, and talk show hosts since UFC 100. I never realized what a bunch of uptight snobs MMA fans are until now. Get over it! This absurd outrage has to be the biggest piece of hypocrisy I have ever heard.
MMA Fans and journalists are upset over Brock Lesnar’s antics at UFC 100. It all started when Brock refused to touch gloves. Then, Brock got in Frank Mir’s mauled face immediately after winning the fight. Lastly, Brock went on a tirade following his fight in an interview with Joe ..click here to read moreBrock Lesnar, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, UFC 100
Have you ever wanted to have a staredown with UFC fighter Rampage Jackson? Well I haven’t either, but this guy must have some kind of a death wish. Check out this video of Rampage Jackson slapping the stupid out of a fan from the UFC Fan Expo.
The slap didn’t look too hard, but man is Rampage a loose cannon or what.
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How close was Frank Mir to catching Brock Lesnar at UFC 100? Well if you listen to Frank, you’d think he was seconds away from winning. I think Frank is looking back at that fight with swollen shut eyes.
Frank Mir spoke to the Las Vegas Review-Journal after the fight. “I basically was (within) a half-an-inch of catching him. I knew he was hurt, but he had good leverage, with my shoulder against the cage. I made a stupid mistake. When I stood up, and he’s screaming, it took me a few seconds to realize (what Lesnar was doing). ESPN showed him spitting and hollering. My children are looking. I’m shaking my head, pointing at my kids and going, ‘That’s not how you want to do it, guys. We’ll be cocky, especially before a fight, to help sell it. I didn’t degrade him [when I beat him at UFC 81] and say he ..click here to read moreBrock Lesnar, Frank Mir, UFC 100
UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar continued talking after UFC 100. Instead of taking shots at one of UFC’s big advertisers, he apologized. Check out this video from the UFC 100 post-show press conference with Lesnar. It sounds like it was Dana White and not Frank Mir who wound up taking the big man down on Saturday night.
Unlike some people, I really had no problem with Brock Lesnar’s post fight actions. Taking shots at a UFC sponsor is just downright stupid and embarrassing. However, there was nothing wrong with the rest of his rant. I don’t think he was a pulling a WWE stunt at all. We were just getting the real Brock Lesnar following an emotional win.
It is funny how people how assume it was Brock being a WWE wrestler. Ironically, his range of emotions was probably the most real thing a “real fighter” has said in a long time. ..click here to read moreBrock Lesnar, UFC 100
UFC 100 saw Brock Lesnar silence his doubters including myself. Lesnar destroyed Frank Mir via knockout. Not only did Lesnar hand Mir a loss, but he also rearranged his face by the end of the fight.
I remember as a kid hearing other kids say they would rearrange the others face before a fight. Brock Lesnar literally rearranged Frank Mir’s face. Mir looked like he had been hit multiple times by a baseball bat. The bat happened to be the hands of Brock Lesnar.
I had this one all wrong. I thought Mir would take him out with a submission early or even stand up with him. Lesnar took Mir down early in the first round. Lesnar had Mir trapped with an arm locked and a face open. Lesnar just unloaded on a helpless Mir for more of the round.