“Brad Pitt Will Sell More”: MMA Legend Ripped Apart Brock Lesnar for Getting Massive Honor from Dana White and UFC

Published 08/31/2022, 1:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Brock Lesnar answers questions during an open workout for fans and media at TMobile Arena on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Fans of combat sports described the dominance of Brock Lesnar in the WWE and UFC in different ways. Fans commonly refer to him as ‘Beast Incarnate,’ ‘The Next Big Thing,’ or other nicknames owing to his prowess in combat sports.

However, the former UFC champion who beset Lesnar in the Octagon had an interesting answer when asked about the Beast Incarnate’s induction into the UFC Hall of Fame.

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Lesnar had absolute domination in the octagon and brought in numerous spectators. He has an impressive UFC record of 5-3-0, winning multiple high-profile fights against UFC greats. For those people who are not big UFC followers.

Meanwhile, in 2012, when Lesnar was at the height of his UFC career, SportsNet interviewed sports veteran Frank Mir to get his take on whether Lesnar should be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

LAS VEGAS – NOVEMBER 15: Brock Lesnar (black shorts) def. Randy Couture (grey/black shorts) – TKO – 3:07 round 2 during the UFC 91 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 15, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

To which he replied. “I guess it depends on what type of criteria of UFC you know the Hall of Fame would be. You know somebody I know it has to be not only with your accomplishments on inside the octagon but obviously, you know, Brock Lesnar is the biggest pay-per-view seller of all time. But so it would be Brad Pitt.”

“I put Brad Pitt in the octagon right now. He can lose five fights in a row I guarantee that if Brad Pitt was fighting on. Saturday, he would still make more pay-per-views than Brock Lesnar. Now, does that mean Brad Pitt gets to get into the UFC Hall of Fame?”

Frank Mir’s thoughts on the Hall of Fame induction of Brock Lesnar

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Mir, who defeated The Beast Incarnate in his debut fight, has commended Lesnar for attracting a large audience to sports, but he doesn’t believe Lesnar needs to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame based on this. Additionally, he makes the persuasive claim that if a Hollywood megastar performs during the fight and the event generates the highest number of pay-per-view sales; will he qualify for the UFC Hall of Fame?

Talking accounts of Lesnar’s career, nevertheless, show that he dominated the UFC following his debut, exacted revenge on Mir, and beat some luminaries. Whether he needs to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame is up for debate.

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Adarsh Ojha

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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.

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