clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

UFC 200: Haters need to shut up because Brock Lesnar never fought a can, never had a tune up fight

New, comments
Esther Lin

For those mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who took it upon themselves to rewrite the combat sports history books, now that former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Brock Lesnar is back with WWE, coach Rodrigo Medeiros would like to have a word with you.

"Comprido" argues that what Lesnar was able to accomplish during his short stint as a cage fighter is even more remarkable when you consider that he was essentially thrown to the wolves from day one, starting off his Octagon career with a showdown opposite ex-champ Frank Mir.

From MMA Fighting:

"If you look at his career, Brock always fought tough opponents. His first fight in the UFC was against Frank Mir, and then he fought ‘Crazy Horse' (Heath Herring). From all of his opponents, in my opinion, ‘Crazy Horse' had the lowest level, but still had an excellent level. (Lesnar) never fought a can, never had a tune-up fight. He fought Overeem six months after cutting 12 inches of his colon. He only fought great opponents, champions, and had what it takes to beat every single one of them. Mark Hunt is a dangerous fight, and we know that, but I'm 100 percent confident. I see (Lesnar) winning on the ground, by submission, but anything can happen. Logic says that Mark Hunt has the advantage standing, and Brock's advantage is on the ground, but we've seen many times that anything can happen. We saw what happened at Fedor's fight against Fabio Maldonado. You're the favorite until the cage is closed."

What, no love for Korean crab cakes like the 3-7 Min Soo Kim?

Lesnar (5-3) will have a chance to prove he was felled by diverticulitis -- and not better competition -- when he returns from a five year layoff to throw hands with Mark Hunt in the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, set for July 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more on that upcoming contest click here.