Originally Posted by NLRepublic
Brock HATES getting hit, and he reacts extremely poorly to it. You can't teach not hating getting hit, and you can't not get hit with 4 oz gloves
Lesnar was a wrestler in College 10 years ago, and unlike wreslters in MMA today, he did not jump right into MMA training and get used to taking shots, he went on to other things like the WWE and football. While he kept up his athletic involvment obviously, but he wasn't fighting
Then he comes in, and dominates people with his wrestling, athleticism, agility and speed, and fights his first 5 fights against guys who aren't known for their striking (to put to mildly). Flash forward to fights 6 and 7 and we see a man who took more punches to the face in about 12 mins than he has in his entire life and he does NOT like it
With guys like Carwin, JDS, Cain and hopefully future UFC imports around, Lesnar will not be UFC HW champ again
The fact that he hates getting hit should not be a basis for him never regaining the title. Only a foolish idiot enjoys getting punched in the face. Hell Tito Ortiz never liked getting hit but that didn't stop him from being one of the most dominant lhw champions in UFC history.
Instead of training to get punched in the face Lesnar needs to take the GSP approach and make fighters afraid to let their hands go and instead go for the TD. In no way shape or form does Brock need to become an elite striker overnight to recapture his title but instead he needs to make people fight his fight.
At that last PPV he simply had a bad game plan and guess what it happens. Hall of Famer Randy Couture had a crappy game plan against his last outting with Liddell but that hasn't stopped him from enjoying success because his strategies are normally rock solid.
Lensar was doing a good job against Cain but then lost focus and all that training he did went straight out the window. Now we get to play the wait game and lets see how many more fickled fight fans hop off Cain's sack if he gets tooled by JDS (whom has a much more solid striking game than Kongo).