Who’s Brock gonna fight?

There were 1001 questions regarding Brock Lesnar on the UFC conference call yesterday, and most of them were fawning fanboy questions without any teeth which resulted in very little ‘red meat’, as Zach Arnold likes to say at least 15 times a week.

The main facts coming from the call are that Brock will most likely be fighting on the Superbowl show in February, and that ‘no opponent has been chosen’. I put that last bit in quotes because the day before this call Brock Lesnar said he DID know who he was gonna fight. Hmmmmmm.

Well, one thing is for sure: if the UFC plans to do their Superbowl show in Vegas like they did last year, they could have serious trouble sanctioning anything but the lamest of bouts. What you say? Someone set us up the bomb??? Yep! There’s this thing called the NSAC, and their job is to suck all the fun out of everything relating to combat sports. One thing they definitely don’t let happen is matches between guys with a large disparity in their MMA records.

So say you’ve got a guy with 1 MMA fight worth of experience … the NSAC definitely isn’t going to let him fight anyone with more than 10 MMA fights under their belts. Hell, the NSAC wasn’t even going to let Frank Mir fight Tim Sylvia again (yeah they denied they ‘officially’ said it but ya know they did, those cocksuckers).

And of course, the NSAC were the ones that canned Butterbean vs Mark Hunt on account of Hunt’s ‘superior ground skills’. Haha, the only time Mark spends on the ground is if he’s licking crumbs off the floor. Or nearly subbing Fedor, but we don’t talk about that for fear Fedor’s lovers will attack us.

There’s oodles of examples where the NSAC has denied fights based on record differences or general skill assessments. On the other hand, last year’s Superbowl show had some controversy over the fact that they sanctioned Eddie Sanchez (7-0) to get executed by Mirko Crocop (21-4). Perhaps it’ll be a Superbowl tradition that the NSAC bends the rules every year to allow fights they really shouldn’t.

  • Atom

    Mir wasn’t good enough to let Tim avenge the loss, and Hunt’s ground game is a threat to Butterbean….

    But they were cool with Dana boxing Tito!

  • http://www.mma-analyst.com Leland Roling

    I read a few articles about how Dana used to beat the shit out of Tito all of the time when he was managing both him and Chuck back when they first came up into MMA. I remember hearing a few good interviews regarding some of the sparring Dana used to do with Tito when he was first breaking into MMA. Apparently Dana dazed him nearly every day when Dana was actually boxing at a semi-pro level. I’m sure today would be different.

  • godzillad

    Well they did sanction Huerta vs Crane, Babalu vs Heath, Jeremy Stephens vs Din Thomas, Arlovski vs Marcio Cruz, Spencer Fisher vs Dan Lauzon, meh.. I could go on and on.

    Not to mention that the NSAC would let someone with Brock’s amateur credentials pretty much be matched against anyone.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    I very much doubt that, but I guess we’ll see!

  • Xavier

    Brock Lesnar isn’t Butterbean. I think a lot of their decisions has more to do with the physical aptitude and well-being of the fighters (Mir was looking like he was still fucked up from his accident in all his fights, Butterbean is five pounds from being a cause celebre for being released back into the ocean to join his whale friends, etc).

    I don’t think they’ll have a problem clearing Lesnar. I haven’t seen the NSAC use “inexperience” to disallow fights much.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    But how many times have you seen a 1-0 fighter in the UFC?

  • kermit.01

    True, and I don’t think you’d want to throw Brock to the wolves even if he does turn out to be ‘the next big thing’ in MMA. Even if he could go out there and crush Randy, Fedor, ect you wouldn’t want it to be his first fight in the UFC. You’d want to feed him a couple of guys of similar records, size, strength, wrestling backgrounds. If we walks through them then you might be able to make a case for him a truly high ranked heavyweight. I’d like to see him against Jeff Monson.

  • kermit.01

    before someone says something I know Fedor doesn’t fight in the UFC and Randy has resigned, I was using them simply as examples because of them being the two belt holders at the moment.

  • operator

    I think Jeff monson vs Brock would be interesting as well. Monson would give him a lesson in submissions and make him scream like a little girl. He looks like he is jacked too so he might be strong enough to handle his wrestling. I read that Brad Imes is rumored to be his first match which would make sense but not exactly a big draw.

  • Ryan

    God damnit, I can’t wait for this pro-wrestling bitch to get choked. Seriously. The man has done NOTHING yet. Can we quit the knob polishing until he has at least ONE win to his name in the UFC?
    (but he’s 2348-0 in amateur wrestling, and really HGH big! roflmaololo)

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    Me and Jake were laughing at the idea someone posted that “since Brock can take a chair to the face he’s pretty tough”. Oh man. PRO WRESTLING. PRO WRESTLING. FAKE. YES, EVEN CHAIR SHOTS. Those chairs are made out of tin … getting hit with one of those is like being whacked over the head with a pizza plate. Sure, it’s not gonna feel good. But equating the prepared damage you do to yourself to the assault you receive from another person is complete bullshit!

  • kermit.01

    Yea, but I think I’d still rather have a chair with me if I had to meet Brock in a Dark alley.. But thats mostly because I could throw it at him and run away..

  • http://ufc.com jazzn

    Lesnar will fight cro cop.

  • Boog

    “But how many times have you seen a 1-0 fighter in the UFC?”

    Pe De Pano made his MMA debut in the UFC, and for his second MMA fight, the UFC put him against Mir. So there is some precedent.

  • intenso

    The chairs are not made of TIN. They aren’t solid steel as JR says, and I don’t know what they are made of, but they aren’t the same material as those fake trash cans.

    But, you don’t take a chair shot to the chin, you take it to your big fat head.

  • Ted Dibiase

    brock lesnar could handle a Rampage slam thru a table.

    wait til you see brock jump from the top of the cage onto eddie sanchez only to see kurt angle slip out from under the cage and hit brock in the back of the head with his gold medals.

  • shanaconda

    I’ll bet they look for a relative ‘can’ that they can make look good. A competent striker with some good HL reels with basically no takedown defense or ground skills. Think Cheick Kongo vs. Carmelo Marrero. Not Cheick though cuz I hung out with him at Xtreme Couture (where he was learning the fine art of getting and keeping a Marrero off you) and he might accidentally decapitate GoldenBoy Lesnar.

  • godzillad

    “Those chairs are made out of tin … getting hit with one of those is like being whacked over the head with a pizza plate. Sure, it’s not gonna feel good. But equating the prepared damage you do to yourself to the assault you receive from another person is complete bullshit!”

    Yeah, getting hit on the head with a tin cooking sheet does nothing. Well, besides scramble your brain so much it turns it into an octogenarian Alzheimers paient’s and forces you to strangle/suffocate your immediate family and then hang yourself.

    Anyway, UFC can’t baby Brock. First fight has to be Herring. Heath had trouble with O’Brien, he’ll damn sure have his hands full with Lesnar. Win or lose, second fight has to be Frank Mir. Mir is someone who can test people. Mir is very competent on his feet for a grapper. You have to put him against names that are safe(er) for him to lose to. If he loses to Herring then OK, Heath is very experienced and was once one of the top Heavyweights on the planet. If he loses to Frank, well, Frank is a former UFC champion. Putting him against someone like Brad Imes is retarded. You really want to give Imes the rub if he loses to Brock? If Lesnar beats Mir and Herring, then you throw him to the wolves and give him a title shot. He’s gonna have to fight someone who can draw so he justifies the money they are paying him. This is a VERY interesting case.

  • operator

    I gotta ask how many times linker has been hit on the head with a chair. I have seen the tin cans bend like beer cans but the chairs don’t seem to bend so much. Either way getting hit over the head by a chair isn’t gonna prove nothing but the fact that you already have sustained some brain damage which would make you a weaker fighter not a stronger one.

  • Swedish guy

    Main screen turn on!

  • el feo

    folding chairs are not made out of tin. now those garbage cans they use, on the other hand..

    i would say bring Antoni Hardonk back to face Brock but I’d hate to see my fellow Dutchman catch a beating like that.

  • kentyman

    Main screen turn on!

    What you say!!

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    You have no chance make your time

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