Saturday, July 25, 2009

Why Is Lesnar So Hated?

Brock Lesnar is a man that has been competing in MMA for the UFC a short time but has already won and defended his UFC heavyweight title. He did this rather easily both times. After his last fight against Frank Mir, a fight he won in dominating fashion, Lesnar was criticized for his post-fight "antics" and has been judged unfairly by the moral compasses of MMA. Randy Couture, Mike Swick and various internet writers and bloggers have vented their hatred of Lesnar into very disturbing comments and articles. I have to congratulate Steve Cofield and Dave Meltzer, both of Yahoo Sports, for their continued common sense opinions and articles of the alleged "antics" of Brock Lesnar. Earlier this week Jim Rome interviewed Lesnar and he basically apologized for what he said. I was disappointed he apologized, but Dana White probably ordered him to do it.

Basically, Lesnar is hated because he is a big, scary, dominant, trash-talking White man from Minnesota. He talks the talk and walks the walk. If you hate him, you better get over it. He is going to be the UFC champ for awhile.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Will Lashley Fight Fedor?

"Eventually" is the answer Lashley gave me today at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas as he climbed into a cab. This was the first time that I had ever seen Lashley in person and my initial thoughts were that he is not as big as I thought he would be. He biceps were huge, but his head was really small. A small headed person is much easier to knock out than a person with a large head. Personally, I don't consider Lashley a great prospect. He is undefeated, but has faced inferior competition. I think the heavyweights in the UFC would eat him alive.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lesnar Destroys Mir at UFC 100

In front of millions watching on pay-per-view or the thousands in attendance at the Mandalay Bay Events center in Las Vegas, Brock Lesnar crushed Frank Mir stopping him in the second round of their scheduled five round bout. With the victory Brock Lesnar cements himself as an incredibly dominant champion. After the fight Lesnar flipped off the disrespectful crowd and claimed he was going to drink a Coors Light instead of a Bud Light because Bud Light does not pay him any money. Bud Light was the official sponsor of the event. Lesnar also taunted defeated opponent Mir, but Mir talked so much trash leading up to the fight that I don't understand why anyone would be surprised Lesnar did that. In my opinion Mir and the "fans" got what they deserved. As far as the comment about Bud Light goes, I don't think Lesnar should have said what he did, but I like his honesty.