It’s been quite an adventure for UFC president Dana White since he brought on former WWE employee Brock Lesnar to his organization. In just four fights under his banner, he’s seen Lesnar disappoint, dominate and disrespect, however White feels that one day Brock could be the best the division has ever seen.
Not too many MMA fighters receive the golden ticket that Lesnar did once he signed with the world’s biggest mixed martial arts promotion, however timing is everything, and he has taken full advantage.
“After his [UFC debut loss to Frank Mir at UFC 81] there were a lot of questions,” White said. “Did he come into the UFC too fast? Should he have gotten more experience in the smaller shows before he got into the UFC? And he absolutely destroyed all those questions in his second outing against Heath Herring [at UFC 87].
“Heath Herring is a guy who has fought all over the world, in the best organizations in the world, been in big fights before, and Brock Lesnar absolutely dominated him. Smashed him, beat him up for three rounds, and that answered all the questions right there about him.”
Perhaps not all the questions, as many still believed that although Herring was a decent competitor, he certainly wasn’t of championship mettle. Then came UFC 91 this past November when Lesnar overpowered UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture for two impressive rounds.
“That was the day I said this guy absolutely belongs in the UFC,” White stated of his latest superstar. “And if he keeps progressing at this level he could possibly be the best heavyweight fighter in UFC history.”
Lesnar, the UFC’s heavyweight G.O.A.T. at just 4-1???
To be considered “Greatest of All Time,” you have to stockpile one dominating and impressive win after another. Although three out of four isn’t bad, it certainly isn’t the 30-1 mark the WAMMA heavyweight king Fedor Emeilianenko stakes claim to.