UFC Legend Showers Massive Praise for WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar

Published 10/01/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


From ending the legendary WrestleMania streak of The Undertaker to becoming the UFC heavyweight champion in mixed-martial-arts, Brock Lesnar has done it all in the world of combat sports.

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After moving away from WWE in 2004, Lesnar wanted to try out his hands in different ventures and expand his career as an athlete. ‘The Beast’ wrestled in Japan until he found his footing in Dana White’s company called Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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Former two-division UFC Champion Randy Couture appeared on Kurt Angle’s ‘The Kurt Angle Show’ podcast. On the show, he expressed his thoughts on former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.

LAS VEGAS – JULY 03: Brock Lesnar reacts after his second-round submission of Shane Carwin to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship Unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 3, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

It was not just about his accolades, but also the utter respect he has for ‘The Beast‘. Eventually, ‘The Natural’ reflected on to Lesnar’s performance in Dana White‘s company.

“It [Brock Lesnar] intrigued the company… They [UFC] knew that having Brock come over was going to bring all those WWE eyes to those fights. I think I was his third fight… He’s a great big athletic guy, and I have respected his wrestling credentials. An NCAA Champion from Minnesota. A huge guy and very few guys his size can move as well as that guy does.” 

What happened when Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture met?

The two Goliaths of UFC locked horns at UFC 91 where the newcomer Lesnar beat the veteran Couture and the company got the new ‘Beast’ who was not afraid to make a statement.

LAS VEGAS – JULY 03: Brock Lesnar reacts after his second-round submission victory against Shane Carwin to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship Unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 3, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

According to UFC Stats, Lesnar won the fight in round 2 with a T/KO (technical knockout). However, it was not easy for him as ‘The Natural’ had an upper hand earlier.

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Lesnar landed 31 significant strikes of his 42 attempts, which amounts to 73% of significant strikes; however, Couture only had 11 of his 19 attempts.

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Brock Lesnar is currently in a feud with Roman Reigns and is set to face him at the Crown Jewel PPV.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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