Well, it’s happened. A pro wrestler is now the heavyweight champ of the world. It’s not like he doesn’t deserve it though … he beat Couture fair and square. Couture did a good job of keeping the pressure on, pushing Lesnar against the cage and controlling him well. When Brock Lesnar took him down, he stayed calm and managed to get right back up. I had the first round going to Lesnar because of top position, but it was close.
In the second round Brock started landing blows, and since Brock is a huge dude, those blows fucked Randy up. Randy got a few good shots back and opened a cut above one of Brock’s eye, but he wasn’t able to capitalize. It’s too bad … Brock was keeping one hand pretty low, and I figured it wouldn’t take long for Randy to see it and capitalize.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t meant to be … Lesnar threw a heavy overhand right and gonged Randy right in the temple, sending him crashing to the canvas. Mario Yamasaki let the fight go on as long as was ethically possible, but even with Brock throwing one inch hammer strikes, Couture was simply too dazed to recover. The fight got called, and again … Brock Lesnar is now the new heavyweight champion.
It will be interesting to see how Brock fares … Frank Mir or Big Nog, both guys are ground specialists and while Brock has proven himself to be capable on his feet and with his wrestling, I’m just not sure he’ll be able to beat someone like Big Nog. Mir, sure. Mir can’t strike himself out of a wet paper bag. But Nog? Anyways … whatever happens it will be interesting to see what Brock Lesnar does. And what’s next for Randy Couture.