Former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar returns to the Octagon in Minneapolis, Minnesota this Saturday night, looking to pick up his first UFC win in the semi-main event of UFC 87: Seek and Destroy. Lesnar looked absolutely terrifying for the first 80-85 seconds of the fight. Unfortunately, he didn’t look all that hot in the following five:
And so the former NCAA Division I amateur wrestling champion came away with a rather impressive loss that can be attributed heavily to both his opponent’s experience and his own inexperience. In looking for the kill, Lesnar became overly aggressive and Frank Mir was able to suck him in and tap him out in a matter of seconds.
One would have to think that Lesnar will try to rein in his aggression to a certain extent when he fights Heath Herring on Saturday. While Herring and Mir have very different fighting styles — to wit, it’s been almost five years since Herring tapped an opponent out — Herring has been around MMA for a long time and should know how to exploit some of the weaknesses that a still green Lesnar may display in only his third professional mixed martial arts fight.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is that if Brock tries something like this:
He could run into a situation like this:
Nobody wants that.