As we prepare ourselves for UFC 146, it's probably a good idea to discuss one of the biggest heavyweights in UFC history. Brock Lesnar retired from MMA following his UFC 141 loss to Alistair Overeem, which makes him a viable candidate for the UFC's Hall of Fame.
On UFC tonight, a fan asked the following question of Randy Couture and Kenny Florian: "Should Brock Lesnar be in the Hall of Fame? Is there enough room for the big man?" (2:05 in the video.)
Couture, a one time opponent of Lesnar and a current UFC Hall of Famer, was quick with his response in support of Lesnar.
He definitely should be. Anybody who's gone in there and won the title, whether it's been four fights, or six fights or whatever. He still made a huge impact in our sport. I think he brought that whole WWE crowd too. We saw that in the pay-per-view numbers that he put up every time he fought. I think it's justified. I think he should be included in the Hall of Fame.
Couture is the fighter that Lesnar bested to capture the UFC gold. Couture is also one of the most well respected people in the sport and his opinion has always carried weight.
His co-host, Kenny Florian, was equally rapid in his response. He added: "Yeah, definitely. Former champ. Was in the UFC for a short amount of time, but no one probably will ever, ever have that kind of impact in that short amount of time."
Only time will tell if Lesnar will be inducted in the UFC's Hall of Fame. To make the discussion a bit easier, here are some Brock facts:
- 4-3 in the UFC
- Wins: Heath Herring, Randy Couture, Frank Mir, Shane Carwin
- Loses: Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez, Alistair Overeem
- Title Defenses: 2
- One of the biggest Pay Per View draws in combat sports history
Knowing the facts, does Lesnar belong in the UFC Hall of Fame?