Sunday, August 10, 2008

UFC Heavyweights Should Fear Lesnar

Brock Lesnar has fought Frank Mir and Heath Herring and dropped both of them with strikes in under a minute. While his wrestling strength has taken center stage for just about every article written about him, it is actually his striking that makes him such a dangerous fighter. After the Mir fight, there was a general consensus Lesnar got lucky with the shots that sent Mir down. Now, though, there is no denying Brock Lesnar's stand-up game is a legitimate concern for every UFC Heavyweight who steps into the ring with him.

When you combine the fear of his takedowns with Lesnar's sheer size and natural striking instincts, you get a young MMA fighter who is a lot more complete than most want to admit. The UFC Heavyweight Division is not overflowing with talent. Other than Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, every other UFC Heavyweight has a major flaw. Lesnar's inexperience will no doubt slow his rise to the top, but he is in the right place at the right time.

Some MMA fans might have a problem with Lesnar's post-fight theatrics, but you better get used to it. He is well on his way to becoming one of the top Heavyweights on the planets and he plans on getting to the top his way. Traditionalists be damned, Brock Lesnar has arrived and after UFC 87, we can all see him now.


prixneeg said...

He still don't know how to finish a fight. Until I see him finish. I refuse to say he will be a champ.

chappyd said...

nog light years better and only 32. maybe velasquez will beat nog, but no one else in ufc has chance right now.