Ken Shamrock says Brock Lesnar could have been the best MMA fighter ever -- but UFC didn't treat him right

Jump to the 20:15 mark for the Brock conversation, but the entire video is worth listening to.

"I think Brock mentally got beat, but I always thought that they didn't treat Brock right either. I thought they threw him in too soon. He's fighting guys that had 20 fights in his second fight because he's so massive and so impressive. It wasn't fair to him. If he would have got groomed properly, he could've been the best fight in any weight class, best pound-for-pound ever, if he was groomed properly. I'm not sure that [the diverticulitis] is everything. I know that's a big part of it, but what if he was training properly? Would that have even been a factor? I don't even know. I'm just saying, this guy had an opportunity to be great, and I just saw him mentally get dwindled down because he was thrown right into that. With guys that had a lot more fights than him, a lot more technical than him. Imagine what you could have done with this guy if you had groomed him properly?"

UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock shares his thoughts on former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, who fell from the top spot just as quickly as he rose. The onetime "World's Most Dangerous Man" says the former NCAA Division 1 National Champion could have been the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter ever, had he been brought up the proper way and not thrown into marquee match-ups just to capitalize on his drawing power for the sake of boosting business. It also doesn't help that Lesnar secluded himself at Death Clutch and failed to develop a more diverse set of skills, but then again, he was never really given the chance to. Anyone disagree?

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