Apocalypse Now, as WWE Meets UFC

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1/31/08 6:23:30PM

January 31, 2008
by Tomas Rios (trios@sherdog.com)

Brock Lesnar (Pictures) is headlining a UFC card.

No, MMA has not turned into Bizarro world, and as far as I know, the end is not nigh. However, the former WWE poster boy and questionable tattoo connoisseur is making his UFC debut against Frank Mir (Pictures) in a match that elicits as much head scratching as headshaking.

Don't give up just yet, though. This card delivers the goods with an interim title bout between PRIDE refugee Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira and the MMA community's favorite punching bag, Tim Sylvia (Pictures).

Throw in the long-awaited return of Ricardo Almeida (Pictures) as well as the ongoing Tyson Griffin "Fight of the Year" tour, and you've got what shapes up to be a solid night of fistic entertainment.

Besides, don't tell me you don't want to see the look on Lesnar's face when he realizes that the running lariat isn't viable in MMA.


Nice breakdown of all the fights on the UFC 81 card, plus some great humor (had me Laughing out Loud a couple of times), worth checking out for sure.
2/1/08 12:25:19AM
I hope Brock wins this fight, Just to shut people up and prove that it doesnt matter what your last job was, Just because he was more famous than any other MMA fighter before his 1st fight.

Umm people, We want more (Well I do) Lesnar's, People like that will make the UFC even more mainstream.

Just because Lesnar decided to be rich and work the WWE, why does that mean he is no good for MMA?
2/1/08 1:26:50AM
I want Mir to win, but Brock is going to win.

They already have Brock's second fight scheduled for UFC 85
2/1/08 6:14:38AM

Posted by RMFG_187

I want Mir to win, but Brock is going to win.

They already have Brock's second fight scheduled for UFC 85

Well that doesnt mean anything dude, they just know they want to use him for the next UK show to draw in wwe fans to help the sport grow here, was that a conspiracy theory that you think Mir will take a dive? LOL
2/1/08 11:54:26AM
Brock wins by 1st rnd KO.