MMA  > General MMA  > Lesnar to quit MMA?
December 27, 2010, 08:48 PM
I called that first!
Apparently it is true...

http://tinyurl.com/255scm d

Don't call me a hater. I just (apparently) can see his true colors
December 27, 2010  08:50 PM ET

Dave Meltzer: 'Brock Lesnar is looking for a way out of the UFC'
by Dave Meltzer


According to Dave Meltzer of Yahoo! Sports/Wrestling Observer, Brock is currently looking for an "exit strategy" from the UFC.

Meltzer said on his radio show that the fight with Velasquez has changed Brock's attitude on fighting and he is at the stage in his life where he doesn't want to get injured. He's very well off financially and the business man in him apparently knows that it may be time to move on.

Meltzer also mentioned that Brock hasn't trained a single day since the Velasquez fight nor he has returned any phone calls to Dana or Zuffa about upcoming matches.

Dave pointed out if Brock was motivated, he would be right back in the gym training and bringing in new coaches with the goal of beating Cain yet he isn't doing that. He's hunting and hasn't even thought about his next fight. Lesnar apparently wants to do WrestleMania "badly" and will earn an estimated 2 million dollars for 30 minutes of work.

Everything is pointing towards Brock having one more fight and ending his contract. His head doesn't seem to be in the fighting game and it looks like it was just yet another successful business move

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December 28, 2010  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Sounds like just a ploy to get more money out of the UFC. I don't blame him, and neither should most of the Fedor nuthuggers. Except Fedor and his crew do this after every fight.

LOL jim, except Fedor won for 10 years straight... Lesnar won... for 6 fight total;??? :)

Besides, it does make sense. He is old. Too old to NOW get used to be punched in the face.
He is also an entertained. What point will it be to lose again? One more loss like the last one, and not even fake-wrestling will make him look bad arse again.

December 28, 2010  12:30 PM ET

entertained*
Meant entertainer! :)

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December 28, 2010  12:38 PM ET
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Yeah but Brock draws more ratings than Fedor.

maybe in the US. Worldwide I doubt it.

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December 28, 2010  12:51 PM ET
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In terms of UFC PPV buys. Thats really all the UFC cares about. Brock sells PPV's. The UFC knows this. Brock knows this. Brock puts out a rumor that he wants out of the UFC. The UFC then increases his PPV pctg, and everyone is happy. Its negotiating 101. I don't care if Brock fought once and Fedor 100 times. Brock would sell more UFC PPV's easily than Fedor.

But that's the point. One more loss like the last 2 fights, and how much respect anyone would have for the "gentle giant" who can't get hit in the face?
he would not only lose his fighter credentials, even in fake-wrestling he would lose respect.

So I do agree that lesnar is at a crossroads here. And I think it would be the self best that he leaves MMA behind. he still have a respectable record, was the champ and will not be too much marked as a fake fighter.
One more stint at wrestlemania would make him more than he would make to lose on national television once more.

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December 28, 2010  01:12 PM ET

I like your idea, but I disagree.
Losing badly once more will destroy all that "viking bad-arse" image people has at him.

Going to wrestlemania, he can look good again, not risk getting seriously injured and live comfortably with the laurels he already received from MMA...

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December 28, 2010  01:25 PM ET
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We'll see. Thats just my opinion. I hope he continues to fight a few more times. As much as people hate him he puts on exciting fights.

I don't know. I have mixed feelings.
I think that, if he would be able to win a war, i would like it. But if I would see him lose again like against Cain, that would taint anything he did in the octagon... it is a very delicate and dangerous proposal to put him in any kind of situation like this, because it is his whole name & persona we are talking about.

December 28, 2010  03:25 PM ET

Good! Don't let the door slap him in the **** on the way out. He's has been exposed as the fraud of a fighter we all thought he was

December 28, 2010  03:33 PM ET
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Good! Don't let the door slap him in the **** on the way out. He's has been exposed as the fraud of a fighter we all thought he was

is that why i was the only one to pick him to lose in our pickem

dont let the door hit you jumping off his band wagon

December 28, 2010  03:46 PM ET
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is that why i was the only one to pick him to lose in our pickemdont let the door hit you jumping off his band wagon

Nah. there's a difference between thinking he was a fraud and picking to lose just because.
He is not like Kimbo.
he did have size, strength and wrestling on his size.

The issue was that people didn't know then the road map to beat Lesnar. So he could work on it. Now they do.

Think about it. When Randy fought him, he thought the way to beat him was to pin him agaist the cage and control him. It did work to an extent, but one mistake and he lost.
Mir thought the way was to get him on the ground. He lost because once they got there, Lesnar was able to hold him below him.

But now it is clear the effect of a punch to lesnar's face. People are not affraid anymore. he is not a mystery anymore.

So I think he should safeguard his own image and leave MMA for real fighters. He has more than that to think about.
If he goes back to Fake wrestling, they will soon erase his loss to Cain.
If he stays in MMA, he runs a very serious chance of being humiliated. And then he won't be able to pose as a wrestler... even a fake one.

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