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Paul Heyman backs Brock Lesnar as UFC Hall of Famer, doubts return to octagon

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Do you think Brock Lesnar should be inducted into the Hall Of Fame?
Yes 19 37%
No 32 63%
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Whether it's WWE or UFC, Paul Heyman believes Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) is a hall of famer. Lesnar's four-year stint in MMA seemingly challenges the UFC Hall of Fame's undefined, intangible standards. It included three consecutive million pay-per-view buy rates (UFC 100, UFC 116 and UFC 121) with half of his eight career bouts having a UFC title at stake. It helped define the first UFC heavyweight to carry the "baddest man on the planet" moniker – one adopted from a post-Mike Tyson boxing era. Can a fighter be a hall of famer with fewer than 10 career outings? With a UFC record that's one loss short of the .500 mark?

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I'm of two minds about this. I'm not Brock fan, but like Mask (another HOFer) he brought a lot of fans to the sport, quality fans or not, MMA needed all the exposure it could get.
He also had fuck all fights (though VS top quality opponents), and barely scraped by with an above average record.

What do you guys think?

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Post #1   9/8/12 10:49:14PM   

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Brock didn't do nearly enough or have a long enough career to even be considered for the Hall. Just my opinion but I'm sure some of you will agree

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No.

Maybe if he would have had a stellar hof worthy record.

He brought in buys.big deal. I have no idea why he is put on such a pedestal

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No way should he be a hall of famer.

He had a very impressive run for a guy with basically no MMA training, if he could've improved his striking he may have been able to have a long career, but he didn't. He fought 8 times and didn't really do anything that warrants a spot in the hall of fame. If he gets in, anyone who makes an impressive run to a title should pretty much automatically be included.

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I don't consider him a HOF level fighter, just not around long enough and his downfall was bad as well. This is why I think that fights, not only fighters should be in the HOF.

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UFC already has Shammy in there. No room for Brock.

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Not a Brock fan, but I'm going to do a Dana:
UFC is about business. Lesnar did A LOT in that aspect

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Brock in the HOF makes about as much sense as Paul Heyman's awesome hair style.

I vote HELL NO!

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Posted by Samps

Not a Brock fan, but I'm going to do a Dana:
UFC is about business. Lesnar did A LOT in that aspect



Thats kinda the angle I was working with. If Mask is in the HoF, shouldn't Lesnar be? Then again, by those standards, Dana White, Joe Silva, Jon Jones and the Fertitta brothers should also be in there

My personal opinion is having any of them in there devalues the whole idea of a HoF, and the HoF should be for fighting skill and not star power. Hendo should be in there, and a few other lesser known guys who always put on a show.

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I don't know that is a tough decision

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IMO No as I have found alot of the ppl Brock brought to the UFC have left it behind since he is gone away. I know 2 ppl who love WWE and I was able to get to watch Brock Randy and Brock AA and since then they seem to have other things to do. He borught some more eyes but his run wasn't all that long and TBH if Carwin doesn't gas its a wrap on anyone thinking he was king

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I have to agree with the somewhat of a consensus we have going that Lesnar has not done enough to warrant being in the hall of fame. However, I do think that he certainly deserves respect for what he was able to do and is worthy of more than just a footnote in the MMA history book. He was a big deal and sold alot of PPV's but that isn't quite enough to forget that his title reign was short lived. In fairness, there has never really been a dominant HW champ and Lesnar did manage to defend it twice (once by the grace of god) so on paper he is arguably as good as any UFC HW champ but that really speaks to the lack of consistency in the division more than anything.

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Fame is the operative word. Brock was a huge star. His career was short but he did burn twice as bright. Makes more sense to me to put in some one who people wanted to watch than some fighter that was great but didn't inspire anyone to switch on.

I guess it depends on what the UFC thinks the HOF should be.

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You really can't doubt Paul Heyman's commitment to his guys, but Brock doesn't deserve this, not that the UFC Hall of Fame has much credibility.

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I voted yes but I'm not real sure, other than as box office draw he belongs in. On merit, he was UFC champion but he won it from Couture who took it from Sylvia who isn't highly regarde and Couture was very beatable ay Heavy. But he did did beat two Hall of Famer in Couture and Mir (Mir will be a HOF'er eventually) and he did fight all the other top heavyweights during his era, so I would see him as this era's gatekeeper.

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