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UFC 81 Weigh-In Results; Brock Lesnar Has Enormous Hands

All fighters made weight yesterday for UFC 81:

Tim Sylvia (261) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (237)
Brock Lesnar (265) vs. Frank Mir (255)
Jeremy Horn (185) vs. Nate Marquardt (185)
Ricardo Almeida (185) vs. Rob Yundt (185)
Tyson Griffin (155) vs. Gleison Tibau (156)
Chris Lytle (170) vs. Kyle Bradley (170)
Tim Boetsch (205) vs. David Heath (205)
Marvin Eastman (185) vs. Terry Martin (186)
Rob Emerson (155) vs. Keita Nakamura (155)

I can’t remember the last time a UFC heavyweight weighed at the maximum of the 265-pound limit. From all accounts, Brock Lesnar will be looking enormous in the Octagon tonight, as illustrated in this report on Yahoo! Sports by Dave Meltzer:

Even though Lesnar is listed at 6-2 ½, he was slightly taller than Mir [6'4"]. At 265 pounds, he looked gigantic next to Mir, who weighed in at 255. Lesnar will likely be closer to 275-280 come fight time…

[Lesnar] is only the second man in the history of combat sports in Nevada to wear size 4XL gloves, the other being South Korean giant Choi Hong-man, who is 7-3 and 367 pounds…

Lesnar is guaranteed $250,000, the highest of anyone on the show, plus has a $200,000 win bonus. Generally speaking, most UFC headliners earn substantially more than their contracted guarantees. Mir, who has a chance to revitalize his career with a win, has a $40,000 guarantee with a $40,000 win bonus.

Not only is $250k per fight more than anybody else is making at “Breaking Point,” the figure puts Lesnar at the Liddell/Couture level of highest-paid fighters in the UFC. Quite an investment for someone who hasn’t proven himself in the Octagon yet. But if Lesnar’s WWE fans show up to support him with pay-per-view buys, he’ll easily earn his keep. The question is, will the hype of Brock Lesnar be enough to convince the UFC’s usual PPV-buyers to shell out for what could easily be dull event overall?

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Iknowthis- May 29, 2008 at 12:50 am
you people are ridiculous talking bad about lesnar. Im not big WWE fan but the guy was made for UFC. he was amazing wrestler in collage and an all-american. the guy himself is a weapon. look at him. he may not be as expierienced as these other fighters, but he definetly has potential. if he continues to work hard and trains to fight in MMA, he will be unstoppable. he is a machine.
bobcat- February 5, 2008 at 6:03 am
he was 300 punds at wwe and now 265
bobcat- February 5, 2008 at 6:02 am
eevry1 that wanted to no how much lesnar can lift he can bench 600 pounds and squat 900 pounds im a elsnar fan and a big fan at that ...and by the way he aint on roids ne more he quit afta wwe thats y he has lost so much weight form losing muscle ....thanks
ken- February 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm
brock did a helluva a job, for 2 years training and no more than a white belt in jj.
once he learns a lil sub defense, he'll be on his way, hell i'll pay to watch him, it beats watching sylvia vs arlovski
Yyz- February 3, 2008 at 3:59 am
I am 100% behind Frank!

Hope you pull it off man!

P.s. - Franks guarantee is crap! They should give him Lesnar's win bonus if he defeats Lesnar!
J.J.- February 2, 2008 at 4:51 pm
I admit that I totally got hyped, but, except for almost getting his ankle torn off, Lesnar did what I thought he would do. He exploded out of the gate and overwhelmed Frank. In fact, the penalty on Lesnar and the subsequent thirty second break in the action may have been the difference in Mir being able to achieve a victory. When the ref let Mir stand up and gather himself it was huge. The blow to the back of the head certainly hurt him, but so did the rain of punches to the front of his head! That little break may have kept Mir from being k.o.'d, while Lesnar may have thought that the fight was going to be relatively easy, and that he could just continue to plow ahead w/o taking proper caution defensively again the BJJ master Mir. But, nevertheless, Frank Mir is one bad hombre, and deserves all the credit in the world for survivng Lesnar's barrage of fists and then catching the big guy when he was vulnerable. Lesnar showed well and I expect that he will continue to learn and improve and will be a huge force over the next couple of years.
Loomis- February 2, 2008 at 1:10 pm
Let this fight be another example of how ppl can easly be influenced. It takes more then just talking about what your going to do and having strength. Its all about skill.

Anyone who actually thought Lesner with little to no exp was going to come in this fight and beat Mir they were doing nothing but getting caught up in the hype.

As soon as Lesner has more fights and gets some exp aswell as having other qualities other then his strength and wrestling abilities he's going to be one bad ass dude but until then he's not going to be.

He's just going to continue to be hyped up in order to generate buys for ppv's.

Those of who, that dont want to give Mir the respect he deserves for the win and his abilities its obvious you don't have the understanding of the MMA world and like I already said you got sucked into the hype.
sanguine- February 2, 2008 at 10:27 am
Mir won
HAAHAHAHAHAHAAHH
roids don't always win
J.J.- February 2, 2008 at 1:23 am
Brock Lesnar's sheer athleticism gets him a victory. To be that big, strong, and quick is extremely rare. Adding to that his "real"wrestling experience and his apparent desire to be a UFC champ makes me believe that Lesnar will win. He'll just overwhelm Mir with raw, brute strength. I am a Frank Mir fan but think that tonight won't be his night. Of course, my opinion and 5 dollars will get you a cup of joe at Starbucks.
No1Dad- February 2, 2008 at 12:34 am
"There are already talks of bringing over Kurt Angle too."

No there aren't. Dana squashed that idea a couple of months ago saying basically that Angle is too old and not the genuine article. That would be pretty difficult to take back. I wouldn't rule out a circus promotion like EliteXC trying to sign him tho.
fightfan- February 1, 2008 at 11:21 pm
I stick to my original prediction.......

Lesnar via violent roid rage - round 1

I think that overall I am 50/50 on who will actually. Reason says that EVENTUALLY Mir will be able to slap on a submission. But I think that Lesnar will be far too strong and just muscle out of them(similar to Bob Sapp vs Nogiuira). Sure EVENTUALLY Sapp got caught, but he overpowered him until he gassed.

So with Lesnar's speed and strength, I think he has, at least 50% to win the fight.

Just my 2 cents
J.J.- February 1, 2008 at 10:28 pm
I am a first time poster, and I have become a fan of Cage Potato.

I am amazed that the UFC can get away with paying so poorly. Mir only getting a $40K guarantee is ridiculous. And Lesnar's guarantee, while certainly heftier than Mir's, is nowhere near where it should be based upon how much the UFC stands to make tonight solely because of Brock Lesnar and his legion of fans. Fans, I remind you, who have proven time and again that they won't flinch at paying big dough to watch him on PPV. Just seems to me that risking one's life in a cage fight should pay a little better. Dana White is getting rich.

That said, no matter what happens in his fight with Mir tonight, I want Lesnar to dismantle and destroy Tim Sylvia in the very near future. Syvia creeps me out. And thanks to ben for the link to the other weigh-in photos. Compare Syvia's muscularity and bulk to Lesnar's. Amazing.
James- February 1, 2008 at 10:17 pm
@ Phil: I recognize the fact that Lesnar is and probably will turn out to be a great MMA fighter, but I do not wish to see the sport turned in to an extension of the WWE. There are already talks of bringing over Kurt Angle too. I just wish to see the sport remain pure, as it is the purest form of competition in the world. I don't want to see a bunch of pro wrestlers with penis tattoos stomping around the cage because they got special treatment because of where they are coming from. So basically I am only discouraging Lesnar's success because I don't want other pro wrestlers thinking it would work out as well.
Olie- February 1, 2008 at 8:54 pm
1kg more than me. ;)
lolwut- February 1, 2008 at 8:38 pm
I wonder how much lesnar can bench lol.
MMA Ninja- February 1, 2008 at 8:36 pm
Sorry guys, but Lesnar will run right through Mir. Mir hasn't fought anybody with wrestling like Lesnar and last time Mir fought anything resembling a wrestler was Vera who gnp'ed him in less than two minutes.
Phil- February 1, 2008 at 8:35 pm
James your a fool if you think Lesanr is just some scrub. having watch him train he is going to be tough to beat plus he wants to be the best not just some flash. Watch the ppv tonight then say lesnar needs to keep to his own sport! Haters like you make me sick!
James- February 1, 2008 at 8:13 pm
I hope Frank stomps his ass, Lesnar needs to stick to his own sport
Nakedpirate- February 1, 2008 at 7:35 pm
I really dislike lesnar, I think if he gets better they might hire more sign more ex-WWE or whatever guys then UFC will start turning into that sorta thing, not like scripted but like..retarded.
Olie- February 1, 2008 at 5:55 pm
Anymore weigh in photos?
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