13 Jul 2009 08:50:00 AM
(Lesnar-Mir provides a chilling preview of Lesnar-Sable later on that same night. Photo courtesy of USA Today.)
It’s time to see who’s up and who’s down after an epic weekend, and the Potato Index’s arbitrary numerical rankings system is here to help. It’s like the stock market, only dumber.
Brock Lesnar (the fighter) +117
Sure, it was all brute force and not a lot of flashy technique. And yes, he resembled a schoolyard bully more than a martial artist. But the fact is Lesnar got the job done, and in convincing fashion. Now the question is, could he beat someone his own size?
Brock Lesnar (the person) -56
We honestly didn’t think it was possible for Lesnar to hurt his own image so much even in victory. But disrespecting everyone you can think of, from your opponent to a UFC sponsor, and then ending by suggesting that you might “get on top of” your wife (that really sounds like a satisfying sexual experience for her, BTW) is a good way to go about it. Press conference apology was a good idea, but way too half-assed to make a dent.