By Sam Caplan on October 21, 2007
Enough said. Read the UFC press release on the addition of Brock Lesnar to the UFC heavyweight division HERE.
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And you can guarantee Lesnar made damn sure he will get his fair share of those dollars before signing.
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you need to add a few more $$’s to the headline.
I guess…I hope he’s actually good. I keep trying to tell people MMA has nothing to do with pro wrestling. This makes it harder.
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Hopefully he doesn’t resign after two fights
They need to build Brock Lesnar slowley. Like they built up Matt Hamill.
I don’t follow pro wrestling closely, but should there be any concern over Lesnar passing his drug testing? Was he ever implicated in anything with the steroid investigation that has gone on recently?
What if he came in a started whopping the chit out of people? That would be crazy. Time will tell what Brock can do. Nogueira would still who’s boss though I think.
As scary as it is, he’s clean. When he fought in K-1 in California he was tested and passed their athletic commisions drug test which is about the toughest drug test there is. So he’s as clean as anyone is. Which means he really is that big. Crazy.
Lesnar vs. Couture would have been a great one. All your contract are belong to us.
Best thing for Lesnar was Couture leaving the UFC. We know that he can out-muscle and out-power anyone in the UFC right now, but what about functional strength and conditioning? This is not the WWF, bulk means nothing. And before you kill me, I know that Brock was legendary amateur wrestler in college. But right now, he is waaaay bigger than he was back then.
Don’t get me wrong, I love that Lesnar is in the UFC, GREAT move for Dana as they can piggyback the popularity that this guy already has. Should bring thousands and thousands of new eyeballs to the UFC just on Lesnar’s name alone.
I agree with the other commenters… they NEED to build him slowly. Potentially Lesnar is the UFC’s version of EliteXC’s Kimbo Slice.
From the press release:
“Lesnar’s signing to the UFC bolsters a talent-rich heavyweight division that includes former PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira, Cheick Kongo, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, Brandon Vera, Gabriel Gonzaga, Mirko Cro Cop, Fabricio Werdum and Heath Herring.”
Anyone else notice a BIG name missing from the list of heavyweights???
Is that a sign that Arlovski is on his way out too?
Sam was at the Pat Miletich seminar awhile back when I asked Pat about Lesnar (who was training at Miletich at the time) – he said Brock was the real deal and after some training, he would be incredibly dangerous. He still is pretty green, with only 2 years of MMA-focused training, but many one dimensional high level wrestlers have done more with less…
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If Brock can throw with the mits he will be tough to handle. He’s got all the looks of a juicer though,, he’s just off his cycle when it’s time to compete or maybe he’s given it up now that he has the muscle he wants and the testing in MMA
Congrats Brock! He’s been training over at MMAA for a couple of years now and I heard that he hasn’t been submitted in quite some time. I truly think that he will be a beast and will create problems for anyone in the cage.
Passing drug testing is one thing, but assuming his size is natural is just insane. He definitely looks roided, just like Thorazine said he’s off cycle.
Interesting statement from M-1 about a potential payout for a Couture-Fedor fight:
“In Fedor’s contract with M-1 Global, we have a clause to offer the UFC champion $1,000,000 over and above what the UFC would offer their champion to fight Fedor, and $1,000,000 to the winner of that fight over the general purse for that fight.”
i watched brock lesnar in the wwe and although it is not real, his athleticism was… not many 260 pound guys can do a back flip off the top rope. am confident that with the training he is going through and keeping with his wrestling ability, improving his striking etc he will one day become ufc heavy weight champ
First off brock has never tested positive for steroids cus he was tested and just as big during college
yea Joe beacuse he was using HGH thats why he wasn’t positive for Steriods.
brock might be good in ufc but i dont think mma is for him and i have a brock lesnar video and he wrestled in “real” wrestling through high school and college and he is only like 27 so hes definitely clean
i think brock will be one of most “hard to beat” challengers. come on now. i mean. he got the power, the speed, and he’s experience in wrestling. i bet once he took he’s opponent down, it’s over.