The gab has started about the new UFC Champ, Brock Lesnar, and the former WWE combatant could really use a little positive press. The attacks are on and the questions are flying around on whether or not Lesnar is worthy to hold the title. Is he the Next Big UFC Thing?
Lesnar had Paul Heyman back in the early days and maybe now he could use us here at GREENSBOROSports.com and GSPN to bolster his career. His future in our hands, and Lesnar might turn out to be the next Ken Shamrock instead of just the “Next Big Thing” that fades into the distance.
After what I was reading today at Yahoosports.com, Brock needs us more than we need him and let’s get out of the way as the Welcome Mat is unfurled. Here is the scuttlebutt at yahoosports:
While I like Brock Lesnar, I think the MMA world is jumping the gun in embracing this guy as the world champ. No question that he is a fantastic athlete and that he beat Couture fair and square. However, letâ€™s look at it objectively: He beat a 45-year-old Randy Couture who hadnâ€™t fought in 15 months (and forget about the fact that what beat Couture was an unintended punch to the back of Coutureâ€™s ear; before that, it was anybodyâ€™s match). The bottom line is that he has only faced one world-class fighter in his true prime (Frank Mir) and lost in what, a minute? Had he faced Randy Couture from say, five or 10 years ago, or todayâ€™s Fedor Emelianenko, stick a fork in him. And no matter how much training Lesnar puts in, Fedor beats him 95 out of 100 times. Ultimately, I think his bulk will be his undoing. Although I must admit that I enjoy his WWE-like antics and the huge personality that he brings to the UFC, I fear that Brock Lesnar may not pass any of the true tests he faces in the future.