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(Maybe it’s just the camera angle, but Lesnar does appear to have a slight size advantage. Photo courtesy of The Sun.)

From, not that I ever go there:

LAS VEGAS – In a stunning upset, Brock Lesnar became the first man to capture both the WWE Championship and the UFC Heavyweight Championship* when he defeated UFC fan favorite Randy “The Natural” Couture on Saturday night in Sin City…

For Lesnar, the road to UFC gold proved surprisingly short. Within roughly six months**, the former WWE Superstar climbed to the top of the ultimate fighting heap, capping his ascent with the upset victory over Couture.

Critics have noted that many of the fights on the UFC pay-per-view ended in the first round, leaving UFC producers scrambling to fill the three-hour event with content. The dearth of hearty competition*** left many viewers to watch less prestigious under-card fights and only served to bolster claims that UFC pay-per-view events can often be a “crap shoot”**** in regards to filling the full three hours.

For his part, Lesnar took the encouragment of the WWE Universe***** and the hard lessons forged during his fiery time at WWE and showed UFC and the world why he is not only a man of mettle but also a former three-time WWE Champion.

* Not true. Matt Serra briefly performed for the WWE under the name “The Fabulous Goombah.”

** Very roughly. Going from the time of Lesnar’s first UFC fight, it’s more like nine months. And going from the time that he first signed with the UFC, it’s over a year.

*** If by “dearth” you mean “overabundance,” then yes, there was a dearth of hearty competition. UFC 91 made up for its small number of marquee names with a crazy amount of action. Was anybody, besides Randy Couture superfans, disappointed with this event?

**** I love how they put “crap shoot” in quotes. It’s like, “Hey, I’ve never heard this term before, but apparently this is what people are saying.” P.s.: They aren’t. The UFC fills out their pay-per-view broadcasts with the most exciting fights from the undercard. Fans generally don’t have a problem with this.

***** Dude.

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Luke- November 17, 2008 at 11:36 am
Comment of the week -> Faux Cop!! That was hilarious!
jdavis- November 16, 2008 at 7:44 pm
It sounds like someone at the WWE finally realized that the UFC was eating them alive in PPV. My favorite part is them trying to dog the UFC for unpredictability, the WWE shows are never a "crap shoot" because they are predetermined in advance. The fact that you never know who is going to win or how long the fight will last is one of the perks of watching a real sport as opposed to "sports entertainment". Their website can't even break kayfabe to talk about a different business.
Faux Cop- November 16, 2008 at 7:32 pm
Allow me to translate this into WWE speak:

Monster trucks Pabst Blue Ribbon beef jerky BROCK WON THAT THERE UNSCRIPTED WRASSLIN THANG!!!!!!
Hurricane- November 16, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Like pro-wrestling fans understand half of the words in that article...
greenseed- November 16, 2008 at 6:10 pm
"man of 'mettle'"

who the fuck uses this word?!

i wanna see lesnar/carwin in 2009
nog will beat lezzy
gsp over bj
wandy over rampy
o ya obv nog over mirmaid
The King- November 16, 2008 at 4:39 pm
Wowww.. that video... of those 3 guys... wowww.. Isn't that the "woww.. we just gave that dude the best pearl necklace ever" look? My life will be better if I never ever have to witness that video again!!!
anon- November 16, 2008 at 4:29 pm
do you really "win" a WWE title? its all scripted BS and isn't worth the bytes used to type this.
ThaKing- November 16, 2008 at 4:29 pm
Yea.. I won the WWE title too. Someone gave it to me just like they did Brock! Here it is...
whateverman- November 16, 2008 at 4:06 pm
ok, first of all..i dont give a fuck about the wwe. and i enjoyed ufc91. i wanted to see randy win, but brock is to much of an animal for a 45 year old guy. nog will handle brock though.

@cp: *not true?
as far as i understand the article it says: brock is the first man to win ufc HEAVYWEIGHT titel AND wwe championship.

not true? even if matt serra was under contract with the wwe, he was never a wwe champion, and he was never a ufc heavyweight champ.

so that seems fucking true that brock is the first to win both titles. and even if there is anybody else to do that before, it was not matt serra. dont bullshit us.
Karmaatemycat- November 16, 2008 at 4:06 pm
Lemme tell you all a little story about how the WWE and Vince tend to shit on there big promotions. First off Brock was given the whole platter of delights when he went to the WWE even though wrestling through tons of fucking injurys and admitting he used Pain killers and drank like a fish. He was handed everything on a fucking platter and walked away while ontop of his game the WWE hasent even mentioned his name sense he and SABLE(RENA) told them to fuck themselves because they new there was nothing in it for them. Now that he wins a real fight for a strap that means something they wanna chime in? Seriously fuck them and fuck you idoits who think roids had any play in this match or any MMA match Brocks been in for that matter. Roids doesn't enhance your bone structure as stated in previous posts by other CP users it enhances muscle mass and it doesn't even last forever I.E. ever seen Hulk Hogan, randy savage or the other countless fuckers who stop using them in mid career Man boobs anyone? You say him getting angry about them asking OVER AND OVER AND OVER the same fucking question is a roid rage...? WTF shut up and stop wasting our fucking time he won he passed the state drug tests you can suck my balls and Im sure brocks if you want you fucking haters die in a house fire... Good day.
Jburg- November 16, 2008 at 2:42 pm
Congrats Patrick for comment of the week.
Blackleg- November 16, 2008 at 2:37 pm
@Douche: psst... You uh... you know that garbage is fake right? RIGHT!? 'Cause you certainly seem to think it has some merit other than being a low-brow soap opera / masturbatory aid for dudes with a touch of the lavender.
Geerad- November 16, 2008 at 1:50 pm
Bravo Patrick... Bravo
Anonymous- November 16, 2008 at 1:50 pm
speaking of homoerotic how about those two fighters kissing at the fights saturday anyone else catch that?
Boomshakalaka- November 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm
LOL @ Shawn
Anonymous- November 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm
was that guy insinuating it was bad that we got to see more fights? and the fact that a wwe superstar has the belt only shows you how week UFC HW div is. good fights! nothing worse than when 8 fighters you don't give a shit about fight to a decision glad they all ended those fights.
Douche Mahoney- November 16, 2008 at 1:42 pm
Until now, WWE hasn't even acknowledged Brock's history with the company ever since Brock sued the WWE over a clause in his contract that prevented him from wrestling with another organization for two years after leaving WWE. So what did Vince immediately do? Wiped Brock's accomplishment of being the youngest WWE champion in history away by crowning Randy Orton the champ, thus making Orton the youngest champ in history.

Now when it's convenient, suddenly they remember Brock Lesnar. What a bunch of bottom-feeding lot lizards.
Shawn- November 16, 2008 at 1:35 pm
Let's put Lesnar vs. Goldberg on in the UFC octagon. We know Lesnar hates the jews so there's a ready made storyline.
Patrick- November 16, 2008 at 1:31 pm
A little later on in that very same article writers were quoted as saying "also, most UFC fighters wear baggier fitting shorts and are not allowed to slather their hard, toned bodies with vasoline or baby oil, which makes UFC events far more difficult to masturbate to."
Derly- November 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm
I was just thinking that the speed at which Brock delivers those tantrum style hammerfists and the size of this arms and hands are really what did Randy int he most. How do you recover while getting beat on like that. Then if you notice Brock transitions into a more normal punching style. It was actually pretty impressive. I'm thinking he actually practiced that transition of overwhelming hammerfists into normal more powerful punches a lot, just knowing that he probably wouldn't finish many guys with just the hammerfists.
Lesnar's still a fag- November 16, 2008 at 1:18 pm
We need a Fedor-Lesnar super fight! lol Hopefully Big Nog beats Mir so he can fuck Brock's day up.
chiggs- November 16, 2008 at 1:18 pm
Nope shammy wasnt wwe champ, he was NWA champ, like Dan Severn, an Shammy also held the IC title too. Guess he nver was the UFC champ persay thou so thats kinda pointless. I say the Roids are what lesnar his match. That and the Giant 'Ham Hocks" that he posseses. I wanna see lesnar go against a guy like AA who doestn have a huge size or athletic handicap going into the fight. Have a feeling Nog is gonna school him good if Minotauro wins. and well, if Mir wins, hope he pops his fuckin knee this time around...6'3 280 aint shit with no knees...
Old, Bald and Irish- November 16, 2008 at 1:03 pm
"Was anybody, besides Randy Couture superfans, disappointed with this event?"


I was really on the fence about getting this PPV. Turns out I was able to get some buddies to pitch in. Am I ever glad I did. Every fight was PACKED with smokin' action. Lots of good stuff.

This REALLY got me psyched for the upcoming show on the 27th. I can't wait for Rampage vs Wandy III!
Jugger- November 16, 2008 at 1:02 pm
How about we start Brock's MMA career with his talks with K-1. I believe he started visiting Militech shortly thereafter.

People do gripe a lot about UFC pay-per-views. But at the end of the day, all UFC fans know that since this stuff isn't scripted, sometimes cards turn out to be duds. Consider the last two UFC events:

Silva vs Cote
10 fights: 6 decisions, 2 submissions, 1 TKO, 1 injury.

Lesnar vs Couture
9 fights: 1 decision, 5 submissions, 3 KO/TKOs.

Both cards look decent on paper, but one turned out to be one of the worst this year and the other turned out to be one of best this year.

Good matchmaking is important and helps a lot, but ultimately, when you buy a PPV, you have to be honest and realize that this is a sport, not a soap opera. Things may not play out the way you want.
snowman- November 16, 2008 at 12:59 pm
Shamrock was never a WWE champion. And WWE's PR department apparently never goes to work without a dick in its mouth.