Brock Lesnar helped transform the UFC into big business when he stormed onto the scene and knocked out Randy Couture to win the UFC heavyweight championship.
Three fights later, however, he was done, knocked out by Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem. His fall in the UFC came as quickly as his rise as he retired with a 5-3 record. Lesnar these days wrestles for the WWE. He reportedly earns as much as $5 million a year to appear on television and on some Pay-Per-Views. So he’s got a good job now.
Still, Lesnar left the UFC too early. He should consider returning to the cage and creating a new chapter in his historic journey. Here are 5 reasons Lesnar should fight at least one more time in the UFC.
5. He Can Still Kick @ss
At 6 feet, 3 inches tall and about 275 pounds, Lesnar is a scary presence. He hits hard. Watch his destruction of Frank Mir at UFC 100 to see the power in his hands. He may not be the best fighter in the world, but he’s still a man to be feared. Lesnar should end his career with a victory and then ride into the UFC Hall of Fame.
4. The UFC Needs A Marketable Heavyweight
How many UFC heavyweights can your average person on the street name? None. Yes, Velasquez is a good champion, but he’s more fighter than personality. Lesnar has no filter and he’s not the most refined guy in the world on the microphone. Like Nick Diaz, Lesnar is a walking quote machine. Lesnar is a big-time name who creates buzz wherever he goes. Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones are big MMA stars, but Lesnar’s twice the draw as both of those guys.
3. Remake His Legacy
The last time we saw Lesnar he was clutching his side after a vicious leg kick from Alistair Overeem. Lesnar announced his retirement inside the Octagon after the fight. That’s not the way he wants to be remembered. At one point Lesnar was the most feared man on the planet, but the UFC rushed him into major fights quickly. He was heavyweight champion of the world after four fights. His battle with perticulitis slowed him down, but UFC booking didn’t help him much either. Lesnar should want to be remembered as the ultimate athlete, a star college wrestler who crossed over from the WWE, not a fluke who folded under pressure. Can Lesnar be the first guy to go from WWE-to-UFC-to-WWE-UFC? Who else on the planet could do that?
2. Rematch with Alistair Overeem
Most observers felt like Lesnar would walk through Overeem. Instead, Overeem retired Lesnar with a kick to the gut. Since that fight, however, Overeem’s own career tanked. He’s been KO’d twice, after serving a suspension for elevated testosterone levels after the Lesnar fight. Lesnar should want revenge. It’s hard to believe that the same guy who was knocked out by Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva knocked out Lesnar. Lesnar should call out Overeem and demand a rematch with him to prove Overeem’s victory was a fluke.
1. Big Money Fight Against Jon Jones
So UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones wants to fight Cain Velasquez one day. Who says he deserves an immediate title shot? If the UFC wants to break PPV records, UFC President Dana White should recruit Lesnar back to the UFC to welcome Jones to the heavyweight division. Only bad things would happen if those two collided. Could Jones handle Lesnar’s power ? Could Lesnar handle Jones’ kicks and elbows? What would happen if Lesnar got on top of Jones? The UFC, Lesnar and Jones would make a lot of money for everyone involved.