(Lesnar’s fighting style is truly an inspiration to asshole big brothers everywhere.)
Gather round, Potato Nation. It’s time to sort through the latest batch of your Ask the Potato questions and see what kind of pointless queries have been bouncing around in your precious little heads. If you have a question of your own, by all means, let us know in the forums. If you already asked a question and we still haven’t answered it, we’re probably not going to. Ask a better question.
Which fighter as of right now has the most drawing power, and why?? – Rokabee
The difficult part about answering this question is correlation vs. causation. How do we know it’s any one guy drawing huge numbers, and not the timing or the overall card? The best we can do is look at the highest performing pay-per-views and sell-out events and try to figure out which fighter consistently shows up on those cards. When we do it that way over the short term, the answer is Brock Lesnar. Every pay-per-view he’s on does better than the last one. Thing is, he’s only been on three so far. If we were fucking doctors or scientists or something, we’d probably say that was too small a sample size. But we’re not, and you did say, “as of right now,” so there’s your answer. His pro wrestling fanbase, the sheer curiosity as to what he might become in MMA, plus his volatility make Lesnar a consistent draw.
Are knees to the body on the ground the single most destructive and under-used strike in MMA? You wouldn’t figure it would take too many well planted knees to just ruin an opponent, but you don’t see many guys in side control try it. Wassup wit dat!!! – Dmonicideals