After coming out strong in the first half of his fight against Cain Valasquez, Brock Lesnar was battered and beaten until referee Herb Dean had no choice but to stop the bout. Everyone seems to be discrediting Brock but lets not forget that this guy has only been training in MMA for a little over 4 years. To be competing against top heavyweights like he does is very impressive to say the least. However, I feel that maybe it would be good for Brock to work his way back up to the likes of these top heavyweights. Brendan Schaub recently compared Lesnars camp to a bunch of dinosaurs and said that they do very little to evolve. Schaub looked impressive against Gabriel Gonzaga and I am sure that he would be more than happy to step into the octagon with Lesnar. Another option would be Cheick Kongo. Prior to the return of then heavyweight champion Randy Couture, it was rumored that Lesnar would be fighting against Kongo in his next fight. Kongo has good stand up and was even able to rock Valasquez a few times in their bout. Lesnars wrestling could easily spell disaster for Kongo though. There is also Roy Nelson as an option. (this is of course after he fights Carwin) Roy is easily in the mix and is very tough to put away. He is excellent on the ground and he was even able to stand toe to toe with Junior Dos Santos taking him to a 3 round decision. This would be a stiff test for Brock. I also see Antonio Nogueira as a potential option. Nog may not have the chin that he used to, but he is probably one of the best brazilian jui jitsu practitioners in the heavyweight division. This could give Lesnar trouble should he decide to wrestle which I can't imagine him not doing so. Also, Nogs stand up, although not great, is decent enough to give Brock some trouble on the feet as well. Cro Cop even spoke about fighting Lesnar at some point for the title. He thought it would be interesting to see how Lesnar handled one of his leg kicks. While this wouldn't be for the title, it would be Lesnar against a veteran in a fight that he should win. And it certainly wouldn't be the snoozefest that Cro Cop/Mir turned out to be. These are just some ideas and thoughts I have had after seeing Lesnar lose the title. Thoughts?