BROCK LESNAR

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Brock Lesnar
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Vital Statistics
Full Name Brock Edward Lesnar
Nick Name The Next Big Thing
Reach
Record 5 - 2 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Wins 2 (T)KO (40%)
2 submission (40%)
1 decision (20%)
Loses 1 submission (50%)
1 decision (50%)
Association Death Clutch Gym
Height 6'3"" (190.5cm)
Weight 280 poundslbs (127.01kg)
Style Wrestling
Birth July 12, 1977
City Webster, South Dakota
Country USA

Brock Lesnar Profile

Even Brock Lesnar's critics concede that he is a uniquely gifted athlete. He's a borderline legendary collegiate wrestler who finished his college career with a record of 106-5 in four years of college and won the 2000 NCAA heavyweight wrestling championship after placing second in 1999.

Unlike many aspiring MMA fighters, Lesnar was rich and famous when he entered the sport thanks to his career in pro wrestling. He began to train as a pro wrestler upon leaving college in 2000 and entered the WWE in 2002. He quickly became one of the biggest stars in sports entertainment—he was able not only to transfer his athletic ability to the 'worked' environment of pro wrestling but grasped the psychology as well. Lesnar would go on to win the WWE World Championship on three occasions and would also win the prestigious Japanese IWGP Championship.

Lesnar had a falling out with WWE management, though he would continue to wrestle occasionally in Japan until 2007. His first 'career goal' after leaving the WWE was to play in the NFL—despite not having played organized football since junior high school. For someone without a college background in the sport he did amazingly well and despite not making the Minnesota Vikings he was invited to play in NFL Europe which he declined.

He began training for MMA and after winning his first fight actually lost his UFC debut against Frank Mir when he was caught in a kneebar submission. He would go on to win his next four fights, defeating Randy Couture for the UFC Heavyweight Championship in his fourth professional bout. Lesnar would defend the title twice, beating Frank Mir and Shane Carwin, before losing to Cain Velasquez in October of 2010.