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How To Handle Lesnar's UFC Introduction

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With the signing of Brock Lesnar imminent, UFC President Dana White faces an interesting dilemma. Should he fast-track an inexperienced — albeit well-known — heavyweight competitor from his days in World Wrestling Entertainment toward a marquee UFC debut?




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Post #1   8/29/07 4:02:44PM   

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That is a tremendous idea on how to handle Lesnars situation...however, the one downfall about that suggestion would be some, and i would think most, of the contestants will want to side with the other coaches team since they will be more well rounded and experienced.

Post #2   8/29/07 4:22:53PM   

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Lesnar looked sub-par in his MMA debut. The guy needs to train A LOT more, and fight A LOT more less talented people equal to him in skill and ability. Or he'll get beat up. He'll more than likely lose to anybody in the UFC at heavyweight, and probably a couple light heavyweights too lol

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A guy who is 1-0 in MMA and the win is over a lemon should not be coaching. That is the dumbest shiznit I heard today.Get a few fights with good competitors under your belt before you start coaching MMA. He could coach wrestling somewhere though.

Post #4   8/29/07 5:19:27PM   

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I'd love to see him fight Frank Mir, but definitely wouldn't love to see him coach on TUF. Hell, I'm disappointed enough with Matt Serra being a coach.. and he has octagon experience!

Here's an idea- start him from the bottom! He'll probably beat low level competition just because of his size/strength/wrestling background. So you keep him there and move him up the ranks just like any other self respecting MMA fighter has to do.

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Posted by Chris_Keppel

Lesnar looked sub-par in his MMA debut. The guy needs to train A LOT more, and fight A LOT more less talented people equal to him in skill and ability. Or he'll get beat up. He'll more than likely lose to anybody in the UFC at heavyweight, and probably a couple light heavyweights too lol



Sub par?? He secured a TD within 10 seconds, passed a silver medalist in judo's guard, and pounded him out in a minute. What was he supposed to do?? F-5 him through the announcers table on top of Goldberg?? As far as skill and ability, his wrestling pedigree speaks for itself. He has a bonafide mean streak and an incredible threshold for pain, I'm pretty sure he can take a beating and keep going. Not only that, but despite not playing football AT ALL in college, he made the Vikings practise squad and NFL Europa, unfortunately due to his age, he didn't have years to invest into football, which is why he got into mma. Mike Tomlin, former Vikings DC and current Steelers head coach, said "Brock is by far the most amazing athlete I've ever seen. He squatted 900 lbs and ran the 40 yard dash in 4.6 seconds. He hadn't played football for basically a decade, yet managed to distance himself enough to make our practice squad. If he sticks with football I honestly believe he's a future all pro, whatever he does, he will excel at, I've never seen a freak of nature like that guy. And he is MEAN."

Pretty high praise...Brock Lesnar is going to make A LOT of noise if he trains properly and takes mma serious, and anybody who knows this guys story knows his work ethic and what he's capable of. Remember where you heard it first.

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Lets face it no matter hard core of an MMA fan we think we all are you have to realize that lesnar is almost unstoppable. If he can make the UFC 265 lbs. limit he will in my mind run through anyone put in front of him. I know he's only had one fight but with the physical tools he has and the training he gets from the best in the world i find him almost impossible to stop even for the greats like Fedor, Couture, Nog or whoever else you think has a chance.

Lesnar is the future of MMA and he will reign supreme.

Post #7   8/30/07 8:22:03AM   

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Lesnar to me is a joke....... He should get more training more fights under his belt also. If the UFC does sign him( which looks like it might happen) than they should put him in with new Heavyweights. I think Brad Imes would be good. Brad Imes will give him a good match.

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i say feed Lesnar to a top heavyweight. Let him get his ass kicked to show him he isn't ready for top level competition. I think even someone like Eddie Sanchez could whoop his ass all over the octagon.

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Posted by MondayNiteMauser

Lets face it no matter hard core of an MMA fan we think we all are you have to realize that lesnar is almost unstoppable. If he can make the UFC 265 lbs. limit he will in my mind run through anyone put in front of him. I know he's only had one fight but with the physical tools he has and the training he gets from the best in the world i find him almost impossible to stop even for the greats like Fedor, Couture, Nog or whoever else you think has a chance.

Lesnar is the future of MMA and he will reign supreme.



have you ever seen Nogueria fight Bob Sapp? or Fedor fight Kevin Randleman? or Couture fight Sylvia and Gonzaga?

Lesnar doesn't stand a chance against any of them.

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It's too early to tell about Lesnar. I mean, he did exactly what he should have done against a sub-par opponent (destroyed him), but what exactly does that tell us? He should fight two or three more opponents of increasing difficulty, and, if he keeps winning, make his debut with about three or four fights under his belt. Other fighters, especially heavyweights, have come into the UFC with that level of experience.

Of course, this is all predicated on Lesnar winning more fights instead of just shooting off his mouth, and who knows if that's ever going to happen.

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People talk about how good KOS's wrestling but i'd have to say Lesnar's is better. I truly believe he would pound out Nog very easily in fact. I mean nog was in big trouble against Herring who was brought in just to get his ass kicked by the signed heavyweights. Bob Sapp on the other hand doesn't have an athletic bone in his body. Lesnar would punish him very very badly. Within the next 2-3 years you will see how unstoppable lesnar is and will be for awhile.

Post #12   8/30/07 10:08:45PM   

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He can be as physically gifted as he wants to be, but your mental state is by and far the most important part of a fight.

Yes, hes got a great wrestling record.
Yes, he destroyed his opponent in his first MMA match
Yes, hes enormously strong and agile for a large man.

Can he keep his cool when getting hit? Can he create gameplans on his feet or listen to his corner? Can he fight a losing fight for several rounds and turn it around at the end? These are hallmarks of great fighters, and until Brock fights someone at least in the top 50 of his weight class, we haven't a clue as to what he brings to the table, other than size and wrestling skills.

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Post #13   8/30/07 10:21:09PM