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Sakara=Excitement
01-01-2012, 04:36 AM
WWE's Chris Jericho accuses Brock Lesnar of taking a dive in UFC 141 fight against Alistair Overeem - MMAmania.com (http://www.mmamania.com/2011/12/31/2672983/wwes-chris-jericho-accuses-brock-lesnar-of-taking-a-dive-ufc-141-alistair-overeem-mma-news)


Brock Lesnar lost to Alistair Overeem last night (Fri., Dec. 30, 2011) at UFC 141 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It took just a few minutes inside the cage for "The Reem" to slay the beast and make a successful Octagon debut. In fact, the Dutchman made it look easy.

So easy, in fact, that there are those who are now accusing Lesnar of laying down for his opponent.

Immediately following the event, Chris Jericho, who worked with Lesnar in WWE and is currently on sabbatical from the professional wrestling company, took to Twitter and kept it short and sweet.

"Lesnar just took a dive," he tweeted.

That's one hell of an accusation, especially considering the fact that it came from a pro wrestler who would know what a worked match looks like. That's not to say Lesnar "worked" his match against Overeem but it's interesting that that's the first impression Jericho had after seeing the fight.

Then again, he's got motives of his own. There are a few potential reasons Jericho could be accusing Brock of a work here. Let's break them down.

Jericho is just trolling his Twitter followers: For those of you who are unfamiliar with Chris Jericho or the world of professional wrestling, he's a guy who loves to stir the pot. It seems petty to tweet something just for the sake of causing a sh*tstorm but if anyone in the business would do something like that, it's Jericho.

Jericho legitimately believes Lesnar took a dive: This also isn't out of the realm of possibility and I'm sure there are quite a few marks out there who believe the same thing. Lesnar was highly uncompetitive in the fight and when the finishing sequence came, one could make an argument that Brock just wanted out and let himself get beat. UFC President Dana White said he was told by Lesnar that he fears he may have broken a rib, which could explain it. Or the fact that a K-1 champion kickboxer blasted Lesnar right where his 12-inches of intestine used to be could also have played a big part in ending the bout.

Jericho is going into business for himself in the hopes of a big payday down the road in WWE: By now we all know of the rumors that Lesnar will be returning to WWE at some point in the near future. He signed what's known as a "Legend's Contract" recently, which essentially means WWE can use his likeness for merchandise and video games and whatnot. But it also opens the door for his return to the squared circle. And Vince McMahon, the head cheese with WWE, has already offered Lesnar a great deal of money for a big match at

WrestleMania, WWE's flagship pay-per-view, to get one big payoff with Brock. With Lesnar already admitting that he thinks he'll go back and won't turn down the payday, he's going to need an opponent. Jericho could simply be positioning himself to be that guy, though he's probably fourth or fifth down on the list of potential return opponents behind guys like Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Jericho is just an idiot: Let me just put this here for those who are thinking it anyway.

I tend to believe, personally, that it's a mixture of the first three. Jericho is trolling his followers while working an angle that he legitimately believes there is some truth to. Lesnar didn't exactly put up much of a fight when he was taken into relatively deep water and considering the fact that he had a $400,000 payday (before pay-per-view bonuses are factored in) awaiting him no matter the outcome, I can see how one might believe he just let it end.

Leucoethiops
01-01-2012, 04:51 AM
"Lesnar just took a dive," he tweeted.

Whatever maintains Lesnar's back to pro-wrestling; I suppose...

Fedorlei Gomipierre
01-01-2012, 05:00 AM
This was 100% nothing more than tongue-in-cheek on Jericho's part. He's rumoured to be returning on this Monday's RAW after alot of 1/2/12 cryptic promos and he's just fanning some rumours. Nothing more.

Sonnen's tweet was a billion times better. "Brock was robbed!"

xdevilhawk138x
01-01-2012, 05:37 AM
Arriany got wet in that Sig

carbondioxide830
01-01-2012, 06:04 AM
yep fedorlei is 100% correct. i follow wwe and this was my conclusion.

Trodden
01-01-2012, 06:12 AM
I could care less what this guy thinks

he annoys me and his band sucks ass

beardown98
01-01-2012, 06:18 AM
Lesnar didn't take a dive he took an absolutely nasty liver kick right after some pretty brutal knees. Lesnar got out classed but I highly out he took a dive

JustinVoorhees
01-01-2012, 06:24 AM
"Brock was robbed!"

This is funny.

rivethead
01-01-2012, 06:32 AM
chris jerico = noobjack.

people accuse me of hating on lesnar, but at least brock was an actual fighter. jerico is nothing.

rh

YukonJordan
01-07-2012, 02:34 PM
Jericho is a highly intelligent person and is clearly stirring the pot here. Just because Jericho wasn't an actual fighter doesn't mean that "he is nothing". He's a decent musician, someone who is actually pretty funny and widely considered one the better professional wrestlers out there in all facets of professional wrestling (mic work and in ring work).

EDIT: As for the actual question, Lesnar definitely didn't take a dive but he sure doesn't seem to have the heart to be in MMA anymore. He was extremely passive in that fight.

lwbrewer
01-07-2012, 02:57 PM
My take isn't a dive, but he didn't have the drive either. Maybe some of his training had him take a diffrent approach from experience. Either way his pay was the same win or lose in 25 minutes or 30 seconds. I figured he had retirement planned no matter what. Theirs no question that Brock would walk away from money, but not matter what Jericho is not even a tool in the MMA field.

roaddawg
01-07-2012, 05:56 PM
chris jerico = noobjack.

people accuse me of hating on lesnar, but at least brock was an actual fighter. jerico is nothing.

rh

No but some people accuse you of being completely ignorant or biased on guys from Sports Entertainment or as you call it "Scripted Gymnastics".

You say Jericho is nothing but I bet you wouldn't challenge him to a fight. You could very well end up in a choke hold like Bill Goldberg did.

Bill Goldberg was a real athelete by the way.
Bill Goldberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Goldberg)
Moments From The Undefeated Streak - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=Yxu5T92opMs)

I think you would have come off better had you stated Jericho didn't have any amatuer background in wrestling. That still however wouldn't classify him as being "nothing".