What's up with Brock Lesnar?

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XRAYMAN
1/17/07 8:09:36AM
Has anybody heard if, or when he is going to fight? Last time I heard Royce Gracie was going to train him for a show possibly in Feb.
waylon_o
1/17/07 3:10:42PM
I heard the same thing, but I haven't heard anything since.
Omega
1/17/07 3:42:21PM
Who knows, that thing was turning into a 3 ring circus anyway.
doomkroom
1/19/07 4:18:56PM
he was mentioned by kurt angle on tna wrestling last night
nate22
1/19/07 7:53:26PM

Posted by doomkroom

he was mentioned by kurt angle on tna wrestling last night



What did Angle have to say? I heard what I think is a rumor that Kurt was considering MMA...

Is it True ? Is it True?

(i wonder if anybody gets that wwe reference )
jmoooooo
1/24/07 7:13:49PM
during a UFC Fight Club chat, dana white said that he talked to angle and angle chose to wrestle rather than fight for real.........
nate22
1/24/07 10:06:21PM

Posted by jmoooooo

during a UFC Fight Club chat, dana white said that he talked to angle and angle chose to wrestle rather than fight for real.........



Thanks for that, after Puder i'm not suprised Angle is bitching. Fair enough however that he's choosing to go back to what he knows.
pv3Hpv3p
1/26/07 5:02:14PM
From what I've heard (rumored) is that Lesnar signed with K1 Heros and was scheduled to fight in Feb. Like I said just rumored...

On a side note, I just read an interview in grapplers quest or some other MMA magazine with Angle.... He had some pretty outlandish statements... "I could've been the best ever..." stuff like that... But as the magazine reported: The UFC contacted Angle after the Atlanta olymics about signing him, but Angle had to decline because of some sort of neck problems (It was stated that he won an olympic gold medal with broken vertibre (sp? ie. neckbones), if you want to believe that) It also discussed Pride contacting him about fighting there, but I think the reaccuring neck thing again or something. He's a pretty cocky guy, who I guess is a world class wrestler and claims to be training for MMA right now. He also mentioned that he was friends with Randy, so who knows maybe Team Quest could make something out of him. Sorry about the lack of source, I'll see what I can scrap up.

more power to him if he wants to go in there and try to prove himself in a real fight, but either way the interview was entertaining at least. Like I said I'll try to find out which mag it came from.
mrsumo
1/28/07 6:26:47AM
There is an article about Kurt Angle in last months RealFighter magazine. In it he says that Lesnar has signed with K1 and that he is seriously considering taking an mma fight. It is alot of him (Angle) talking about how other college wrestlers have suceeded in MMA and how he could have been the best. It is possible, he did win an olympic medal. But it sounds like sour grapes to me. If he does foray into MMA, I will be a big supporter. Perhaps the article and the rumors are a way to test the waters on what his fans think of the career switch. But this fan thinks he should shit or get off the pot. Fight and I'll love you. Wrestle and I'll love you. But shut the hell up.
pv3Hpv3p
1/28/07 7:01:02AM

Posted by mrsumo

There is an article about Kurt Angle in last months RealFighter magazine. In it he says that Lesnar has signed with K1 and that he is seriously considering taking an mma fight. It is alot of him (Angle) talking about how other college wrestlers have suceeded in MMA and how he could have been the best. It is possible, he did win an olympic medal. But it sounds like sour grapes to me. If he does foray into MMA, I will be a big supporter. Perhaps the article and the rumors are a way to test the waters on what his fans think of the career switch. But this fan thinks he should shit or get off the pot. Fight and I'll love you. Wrestle and I'll love you. But shut the hell up.



Ya I hear ya, thanks for pointing out that article,,, I think he talks too much and a lot of it does sound like sour grapes, but I have to respect his acomplishments as an ametuer wrestler. sp more power to him. But I agree, either shit or get off the pot.
Livershot
1/28/07 11:42:41AM

Posted by mrsumo

There is an article about Kurt Angle in last months RealFighter magazine. In it he says that Lesnar has signed with K1 and that he is seriously considering taking an mma fight. It is alot of him (Angle) talking about how other college wrestlers have suceeded in MMA and how he could have been the best. It is possible, he did win an olympic medal. But it sounds like sour grapes to me. If he does foray into MMA, I will be a big supporter. Perhaps the article and the rumors are a way to test the waters on what his fans think of the career switch. But this fan thinks he should shit or get off the pot. Fight and I'll love you. Wrestle and I'll love you. But shut the hell up.



Problem is whether he can take a good shot on the chin and come back for more, there are a lot of elite college wrestlers that have done well, there are also many that haven't, perhaps back in the day he could have dominated with takedowns and GnP, but nowadays you need a lot more
mrsumo
1/28/07 9:01:49PM

Posted by Livershot

Problem is whether he can take a good shot on the chin and come back for more, there are a lot of elite college wrestlers that have done well, there are also many that haven't, perhaps back in the day he could have dominated with takedowns and GnP, but nowadays you need a lot more



I think his many years as a pro wrestler shows he can take a shot in the chin. How many MMA fighters can take a fall from a steel cage through a table onto a fallen opponent?
SICKRICK
1/29/07 7:45:09AM
i know mrsumo cant do that your to fat........
Livershot
1/29/07 6:14:25PM

Posted by mrsumo


Posted by Livershot

Problem is whether he can take a good shot on the chin and come back for more, there are a lot of elite college wrestlers that have done well, there are also many that haven't, perhaps back in the day he could have dominated with takedowns and GnP, but nowadays you need a lot more



I think his many years as a pro wrestler shows he can take a shot in the chin. How many MMA fighters can take a fall from a steel cage through a table onto a fallen opponent?



There is a big difference mentally between a rehearsed fall off a steel cage compared to somebody trying to punch you to knock you out cold

Pro wrestlers are tough, I am not disputing that for a second, but MMA is not rehearsed and your opponent is trying to hurt you bad, that is a completely different mental challenge
kaduey
1/29/07 7:44:52PM
Puder made Angle whince like a little girl.
mrsumo
1/29/07 10:25:05PM

Posted by SICKRICK

i know mrsumo cant do that your to fat........



OOH!, Ouch!, You got me. I could never match wits with one of your ilk. By the way, my 4year old called, she wants her list of insults back.
Jeffanori-Gomi
2/1/07 12:50:03AM
Actually Brock was training at Militech for a little while and apparently Hughes was tapping him out at will. So I think he may be having second thoughts on MMA

(solid source on sherdog, would post link but way too lazy)
hippysmacker
2/1/07 1:17:08AM

Posted by Jeffanori-Gomi

Actually Brock was training at Militech for a little while and apparently Hughes was tapping him out at will. So I think he may be having second thoughts on MMA

(solid source on sherdog, would post link but way too lazy)



That is too funny. 100 lbs more of muscle and still got tapped. I don't know what's more impressive . Hughes tapping him or Lesnar not being able to power out.
roadking95th
2/1/07 1:23:58AM
I do believe Angle would of had the ability to do very well. As far as taking a shot to the chin, that I do not know. Angle wrestled at Clarion when my brother went there. He was a hell of a nice guy, at least then. He wrestled HW and only weighed like 220? and still dominated. He does have neck problems but I am not sure if he had them during the Olympics.

Don't know anything about Brock at this point.

madmarck
2/4/07 10:16:58AM
Brock was Training with MFS during Hughes last title fight. After that he was supposed to be going somewhere to train with Royce Gracie.
Lay_N_Pray
2/5/07 9:55:24PM
For anyone interested this is very close to happening...

TNA runs monthly PPV's and in a summer PPV of this year they are planning on having Angle fight in a MMA match on their PPV. I dont know which one or if its for sure, but I heard there is a real possibility. Possible opponents include

Daniel Puder
Bob Sapp
Josh Rafferty
Sean O' Haire

There was talk about Tito Ortiz, but I believe he still is under contract with UFC (at least I hope) so that might not happen
madmarck
2/6/07 9:25:25AM
Josh Rafferty?? That kid fights at 170lb Angle is like a 250lb guy. That would be murder even if Angle didnt Train BJJ for it.
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