Is Brock Lesnar The Next Ali?

Kevin SibleyContributor IJuly 13, 2009

LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  Brock Lesnar reacts after knocking out Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Brock Lesnar is the UFC Heavyweight Champion after 5 bouts with a total MMA experience of 2 years. You can list this accomplishment along with an NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championship.  Lesnar has risen to the top of the MMA landscape and is without equal.  You can even take it farther.  Brock Lesnar is the best fighter anywhere in the entire world. 

These are truly intense statements but this is where the UFC exceeds other sports.  In the sport of MMA, there is no arguing about intangibles.  There are no gloves or refs to hide behind. This is a worldwide competition. The game is simple.  Two people inside one octagon.  Whoever lasts the longest wins and at this point in time there is not a human on the planet that could outlast Brock Lesnar. No one has ever achieved this in 5 attempts leaving Lesnar alone in the history books.

A look at the straight facts about Brock Lesnar demonstrates an American icon that surpasses the likes of Babe Ruth and Cassius Clay.

When they write in the history books about America they will describe an unstoppable man blessed with unmatched athleticism, desire and work ethic.

Will Brock Lesnar ever receive a medal from the President or any other type of societal recognition? Maybe if he develops a disease and joins a religion but most likely he will not.

Perhaps this article is a bit premature and slightly overboard but it will be exciting to watch the world's greatest fighter continue his success until everyone will be forced to acknowledge his talent.