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Like It or Not, Brock Lesnar is Great for the UFC
Brock Lesnar avenged his loss to Frank Mir on Saturday night and asserted himself as the dominant heavyweight in the UFC. Lesnar also managed to turn an entire live crowd and most of the audience watching on pay-per-view against him in mere seconds.
Lesnar stopped Mir at 1:48 of the second round after raining down massive right hands to Mir's face. Mir was pinned against the cage and had no escape for the bear-like fists of Lesnar.
Most fans are already bashing Lesnar's actions after the fight. After the fight ended, Lesnar proceeded to get in Mir's face and had to be pulled away by security.
He then showed the crowd what he thought of them with two certain fingers as the sold-out crowd booed with such passion one would have thought Osama bin Laden had just walked into the arena.
Lesnar then encouraged the fans to keep booing and taunting when he said, "I love it! Keep booing! Keep booing!" They obliged without having to be prompted.
I won't argue the fact that Lesnar may lack class. I believe he was wrong to confront Mir after having just knocked him senseless, but that's all he should apologize for.
What no one can deny is that Lesnar is an amazing fighter and even better businessman. He learned from Vince McMahon, one of the greatest promoters in the world, and what Lesnar did Saturday night was pure genius.
Without anyone realizing it, Lesnar just made himself, Dana White, and the rest of the UFC multi-millions of dollars in the future simply by having a two-minute tirade.
While America may claim to love their heroes, what the country really goes crazy over is a great villain. After his fight, there has never been a bigger villain in the history of the UFC as Lesnar.
Lesnar is the biggest, baddest bully on the block. As it stands right now, there is no one who is able to stand up to the bully.
The biggest lesson Lesnar could have learned from Vince McMahon is that while there is good money in having a hero that everyone loves to cheer for, there is 10-times the money in having everyone chase after the champion everyone loves to hate.
Randy Couture is loved and respected for being a hero and ambassador for mixed martial arts. His upcoming pay-per-view fight against Antonio Nogueira won't do nearly as many buy rates as a possible third fight between Lesnar and Mir.
The build up for the perceived "good guy" Mir trying to battle back against the "monster" Lesnar would be bigger than anything in the history of the sport.
Better yet, could you imagine if Dana White finally ponies up the cash to bring in Fedor Emelianenko? Emelianenko would be hyped as the hero riding in on the white horse representing all that is good and honorable about mixed martial arts.
As great as he is, could he really overcome the massive monster from Minnesota?
Lesnar is so dominant right now that people think he is a boring fighter. The fact of the matter is no one can compete with Lesnar's size, speed, or power.
He fights smart and takes away any chance of getting caught with any sort of strike or submission by riding his opponents and imposing his will.
Regardless of anyone's feelings, don't expect Lesnar to change anytime soon. He's cocky, arrogant, and unafraid to show his real feelings. Until someone can step up and do something about it, Lesnar is King and can do or say whatever he wants.
While fans may not like Lesnar's fighting style or attitude, one thing is for sure: everyone will be tuning in for as long as he's champion to see if there really is anyone out there that can stop a true freak of nature.
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