MMA  > General MMA  > BROCK LESNAR RETIRES FROM MMA
December 31, 2011, 12:37 AM
http://mmaspartan.com/2011/12/30/brock-lesnar-retires-after -loss-to-alistair-overeem-at-ufc-141/

Freakin' nuts!
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December 31, 2011  01:06 AM ET
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That was weak. He never tried to take him down.

Yeah. Dumb.

December 31, 2011  01:24 AM ET

Whether we all liked him or not, he must have respect.

He debuted for K-1 in their first and only MMA foray into the US, and destroyed a fairly respected veteran in Min Soo Kim.

He then routed a terrific veteran with a reputation for KO'ing huge wrestlers in Heath "The Texas Crazy Horse" Herring. He was an **** afterwards, mocking one of the most respected veterans of the game, who was fighting for world titles in Pride when he was still rasslin' for Ohio Valley Wrestling.

Dana handed him Minotauro's belt by letting Couture come back and somehow magically have the title having not unified it. That wasn't Lesnar's idea, but he sold the idea of Mir being holding a worthless belt, even though it was more true that his.

To his credit, however, he backed it all up and beat a legend in Randy Couture and then smashed Frank Mir in the biggest event in UFC history. Any fan favor he earned with his performance was lost when he capped the monumental event off with an offensively fake display in which he alienated a UFC sponsor and made inappropriate comments about "mounting" his wife.

He won a wild fight with Shane Carwin, in which he showed he has above average conditioning for a 285 pound wrestler. It was in this fight that he started to show a real weakness in his mental game, and that he doesn't like to get hit. He managed to persevere and get his first submission hold win.

Then he lost the belt to a great athlete in Cain Velasquez. He came out like a house on fire, gassed himself out in the first few minutes, and was again reduced to defending from the fetal position. This time he couldn't hold on to the bell though, and his title reign ended.

Now he faced one of the best strikers in the world, with the most powerful knees in the game. All of his heavy muscles couldn't shield his liver from the Demolition Man's knees and kicks, and he balled up again.

He was classy in defeat, gave Alistair his props and thanked the UFC brass for the incredible opportunity given him, seeming for once to realize that he didn't deserve it by some divine right.

Some of us liked him, some of us hated him, but for the duration of his career we all talked about him.

The dude come into MMA, burned the candle at both ends and made a hell of a bang in the middle.

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December 31, 2011  04:34 AM ET
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Whether we all liked him or not, he must have respect. He debuted for K-1 in their first and only MMA foray into the US, and destroyed a fairly respected veteran in Min Soo Kim.He then routed a terrific veteran with a reputation for KO'ing huge wrestlers in Heath "The Texas Crazy Horse" Herring. He was an **** afterwards, mocking one of the most respected veterans of the game, who was fighting for world titles in Pride when he was still rasslin' for Ohio Valley Wrestling.Dana handed him Minotauro's belt by letting Couture come back and somehow magically have the title having not unified it. That wasn't Lesnar's idea, but he sold the idea of Mir being holding a worthless belt, even though it was more true that his. To his credit, however, he backed it all up and beat a legend in Randy Couture and then smashed Frank Mir in the biggest event in UFC history. Any fan favor he earned with his performance was lost when he capped the monumental event off with an offensively fake display in which he alienated a UFC sponsor and made inappropriate comments about "mounting" his wife.He won a wild fight with Shane Carwin, in which he showed he has above average conditioning for a 285 pound wrestler. It was in this fight that he started to show a real weakness in his mental game, and that he doesn't like to get hit. He managed to persevere and get his first submission hold win.Then he lost the belt to a great athlete in Cain Velasquez. He came out like a house on fire, gassed himself out in the first few minutes, and was again reduced to defending from the fetal position. This time he couldn't hold on to the bell though, and his title reign ended.Now he faced one of the best strikers in the world, with the most powerful knees in the game. All of his heavy muscles couldn't shield his liver from the Demolition Man's knees and kicks, and he balled up again. He was classy in defeat, gave Alistair his props and thanked the UFC brass for the incredible opportunity given him, seeming for once to realize that he didn't deserve it by some divine right.Some of us liked him, some of us hated him, but for the duration of his career we all talked about him.The dude come into MMA, burned the candle at both ends and made a hell of a bang in the middle.

Very well said. Great recap of Brock's brief but exciting MMA career.

If MMA Spartan had used a clickable link up there, I might be inclined to check out his take on it as well. ;-)

December 31, 2011  11:54 AM ET

Saw this one coming. After the Carwin fight you could see Brock did not have the same burning beast within him. I think it became more about money then being a passion and he was only fooling himself and fans otherwise. Brock came into the game too late and I said after the Cain fight that he shouldn't/couldn't face JDS because his career wouldn't survie two tko losses in a row. I picked Lesnar as an upset hoping he could prolong his career but lets face it....he has some wounded pride effecting this decesion.

December 31, 2011  04:58 PM ET

I'm sorry to be the bad guy on this, I just don't see how guys that used to bash Lesnar are now respecting his career like he's one of the all time greats. The only real respect I'll give Lesnar is the fact that he had the Balls to step into the Octagon and Fight.

He's not a good fighter at all! He's a really good wrestler who was able to bully his way to victory over guys who (at the time of the fight) weighed 40-50 lbs less then him.

Min Soo Kim was a respectable opponent? Really Clouis? He had a record of 2-5 (3-7 Overall) when he faced Lesnar.

He then Lost to a much Smaller Frank Mir who got lucky with the re-start but took advantage of it and subbeb a very in experienced Lesnar.

Heath Herring is a respectable Vet and showed alot of heart in that fight against Brock. The Fact of the matter is that Heath was just well past his prime and his body wasn't able to handle Brocks speed and power. If that was 5 years earlier in heaths career it would have been a different story.

Now I don't know how many fighters in their Career have come across or will come across a title shot with a 2-1 record, but Somehow Brock got it. And I will admit Dana Whites Marketing for Lesnar was great. Facing Randy Couture Even an aging Randy Couture is another very respectable opponent. But lets be realistic Brock prob out weighed Randy by 60 lbs by fight night, not to mention 13-14 years younger. C'mon man!

The Rematch against Frank Mir was a Joke! Don't make me explain this poor example of a fight.

Now the Shane Carwin fight was a great example of Brocks soon to be downfall. He was finally Facing Someone his size and strength. The only thing Lesnar had over Carwin was Cardio. He was lucky to make it out of the first round and he took advantage of Carwins poor Cardio.

The rest is history for Lesnar.

The new Breed of HW fighters caught up to him real quick with size and strength. The old Heavy Weights used to weighed in at 230-240 and the new breed now weighs in at 255-265 and these guys have alot more overall skill then Lesnar.

I don't wanna bash anyone for liking Lesnar but lets put things into prespective.

This of course is my Opinion and I do expect a little heat from some of you guys.

Anyway I hope everyone has a Happy and Great New Year.

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