Originally Posted by jwistead
I think Brock Lesnar could put up a good fight for a lot of the lower ranked HW's in the UFC... guys like Kevin Jordan, Branden Lee Hinkle, Brad Imes, Gabriel Gonzaga, Fabiano Scherner. That doesn't say anything good about Lesnar's skills though.
If I was the bookie, I'd set up Lesnar vs. some middle ranked HW... Assuerio Silva, Buentello, or Eilers. I think Pe De Pano might be a good match up too, but I'd bet on Cruz, not Lesnar.
Guys like Arlovski, Mir, Monson and Sylvia would annihilate Lesnar, who just doesn't have the striking technique or speed. Lesnar outwrestle Mir or Monson? Yeah right.
I can picture it in my head right now. Lesnar goes in on one of the top-ranked HW's, and tries to pick him up for the bodyslam. What happens? Lesnar gets choked out. Guillotine. End of Lesnar's MMA career. I think Goldberg stands a better chance, quite honest.
Yeah Lesnar could get guillotined, but so did Silva against Vera at UFC 60. What are you basing your "Goldberg stands a better chance" argument? Goldberg did play in the NFL, but Lesnar was the NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion, which I think gives him an edge as far as ultimate fighting goes. I haven't seen Lesnar fight outside of a WWE ring, as I'm not totally sure he ever has so to assume he doesn't have any striking technique or speed is unfounded, IMO.
If Lesnar had some training, Brad Imes wouldn't stand a chance against him. I agree that against an Arlovski he would get worked. I don't think a ton of people could "out wrestle" him as bad as you implied, get him in a submission since he knows zero submission defenses? Most definitely. But just out-wrestle him badly? I don't know how often that would happen.