I don’t know what it is about the guy, but for whatever reason; I just don’t like him.
He was kind of fun as a wrestler, back when he was doing squash matches for Paul Heyman and, y’know; not talking, but in his MMA career, I’ve seen little to like.
In the UFC, the man is a symbol of meatheaded-ness and muscular hypertrophy… And gaudy/hideous phallic tattoos:
More than all that though, it may just be my inner conspiracy theorist talking; but I see Brock Lesnar as UFC’s mascot.
I think Dana White saw the image Lesnar projected, and adopted it as the ideal of the UFC demographic.
I think Lesnar was positioned, from the start, to be their Heavyweight champion (after only 4 fights) and become the highest paid fighter in their roster, regardless of whether he deserves it or not.
Not every guy gets to make the cover of their sport’s official videogame after 5 fights and barely 3 years of activity in the league.
Such is the kind of sleazy shit one can pull when they own the promotional rights to every athlete in an organization.
He’s their John Cena, a t-shirt and supplement seller.
Maybe it’s just my undying allegiance to boxing talking, but I’ve never been able to see the beauty of Brock Lesnar’s fighting soul.
From what I’ve been told, the man has a legit background in wrestling, however his approach to MMA rarely shows it.
He’s quick on the shoot and intimidating as fuck, but his lateral movement is non-existent, and his bulk utterly unwieldy when it comes to anything other than lifting heavy objects, or failing that; laying on top of them.
I may not be speaking from experience on this one, but I think it’s safe to assume 60 lbs. arms don’t exactly make for the best handspeed or coordination.
Ever since he debuted, Brock Lesnar has been my go-to guy for taking jabs at the UFC.
I’d be lying if I said watching Cain Velasquez beat the ever loving fuck out of him wasn’t one of the happiest moments of my sports viewing lifetime.
Anyway, I don’t know why I decided to use an afternoon of my Memorial Day Weekend to write about this; but oh well, at least the video was funny.
I don’t hate MMA, I just hate the image the UFC projects.
Enjoy your Sunday!