Monday, August 11, 2008

Dude....Nice Right Hand!

By now you have probably seen or heard about what Brock Lesnar did to Heath Herring on Saturday night, but if you have not then you should dial it up ASAP, because you'll want to see one of the most awesome right hands ever. How is this for a guy who has no stand up? Fake the take down, fake the left hook, straight right to the eye of Herring and it was pretty much done after that. I am not going to say I predicted this result, but I knew Lesnar presented a physical challenge that Herring had never seen before or for that matter any other heavyweight fighter. At no point was Herring ever in the fight and he spent the majority of his time in the ring trying to get out from under the former pro wrestler. So much for Lesnar's lack of experience? He successfully dodged and weaved from Herring's take downs and strikes. He was so elusive that at one point he escaped a take down and strike from Herring all the while laughing at him. The question now is, who is up next for Lesnar? Mark Coleman has to look at that fight and be glad he was injured. The Hammer was an awesome and dominating heavyweight in his prime, but I don't think this version of the Hammer is up to the task physically. The two names that really standout are Gonzaga and Werdum. They both a significant talents and slightly better fighters than Herring, but not quite the level of Big Nog. This is where losing Tim Sylvia and Arlovski hurts the UFC, because you have a star in Lesnar, but the backlog of fighters in the heavyweight division is pretty short. No announcements have been made, but I would bet Lesnar is on the last card of 2008 with either Gonzaga or Werdum. My bet is Werdum.
Photo via Combat Lifestyle

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