After what seems like an eternity away from the sport, there are still rumblings of a Brock Lesnar return to the UFC. Let’s face it; the heavyweight division is lacking any real drama, especially since the withdrawal of Cain Velasquez from his proposed bout with Fabricio Werdum. And even though there were so many haters during Lesnar’s reign in the UFC, we all enjoyed the ride and the hype train that came with one of the most formidable figures in modern day sport.
There aren’t many sports stars that garner hyperbole like Lesnar. Probably only the likes of Floyd Mayweather, and the UFC’s new golden boy, Irish fighting sensation Conor McGregor can refute to be equally as big draws as Lesnar in their respective sports. Also, Dana White the UFC President hasn’t hidden his desire to see a fit Lesnar back in the UFC. One thing is for sure, it would be a money-spinning return for the UFC and Lesnar if he were to return to MMA.
It’s hard to criticize such a phenomenal physical specimen as Lesnar and for the remarkable achievements he had in MMA during such a short time. After beating Frank Mir in his rematch with the American Jiu-Jitsu black belt, defeating big puncher Shane Carwin and Hall of Famer Randy Couture to capture the belt, Lesnar achieved what many only dream of.
It was inevitable that Lesnar would face adversity at some point though as his stock began to rise within the sport. At UFC 121, Lesnar would face that adversity when he came face-to-face with another human wrecking ball in the form of current UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. At the event in California, Velasquez stopped Lesnar in the first round, and Lesnar’s world started to unravel. Lesnar had to undergo intestinal surgery soon after the Velasquez fight in which he lost his world title, and never really fully recovered.
He made his return against the newly signed former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 where he was again finished in the first round by a sickening kick to the liver. In the post-fight interview that followed, Lesnar informed Joe Rogan and the crowd in attendance that he had decided to retire due to his recent battles with injury/disease. Since then, the world has been deprived of seeing Lesnar back in the octagon although he still seems his name continues to be relevant in modern day MMA with both Mir and Overeem both welcoming rematches with Lesnar if he were to return to the sport.
However, if he doesn’t return to the UFC and continues in his pursuits in the WWE, we can at least thank UFC Fight Pass for bringing us the ‘Brock Lesnar: Best of the Beast’ collection on the subscription only digital channel. The need for content to be readily available to consumers on the go has revolutionized the way we access content such as Fight Pass and WWE Network.
And what with mobile Internet now reaching approximately 17% of the world’s population as per Gaming Realms, the company behind online gaming website PocketFruity. It means that the ever-evolving digital platforms such as we utilize to keep up to date with news will continue to improve as the demand for such content ported straight to your smartphones increases.
If you haven’t watched the ‘Brock Lesnar: Best of the Beast’ collection on Fight Pass, it’s definitely worth reliving Lesnar’s career with the UFC. Watch the below video of Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock talking about Lesnar’s achievements in the UFC.