Brock Lesnar Will Beat Heath Herring—Mark My Words

Jaime MorenoCorrespondent IJuly 25, 2008

Brock Lesnar is undoubtedly the biggest question mark of any of the most recent UFC signings, but he will get his first win in the UFC at UFC 87. Why? Well, I'll tell you

Heath Herring is a hand picked fighter for someone with Lesnar's background. We should all remember Herring's first fight in the UFC. A young up-and-coming fighter named Jake O'Brien was able to take him down at will and keep him there, winning a decision by lay and pray.

Fast forward to Herring's last fight against Check Kongo. Although Herring won the fight, Kongo was able to take Herring down as well. So why does this mean a win for Lesnar?

Lesnar is the prototype wrestler turned MMA fighter. He will not only take Herring down, but as we saw for a bit in the Frank Mir fight, he will land some very hard and successful ground and pound on Herring. He is hungry to prove that he deserves to be in the UFC, and that his huge contract wasn't just for his name but for his skills.

I know that the counter argument will be that Herring can submit Lesnar, but when was the last time Herring submitted anyone?

Take your time. I'll wait.

It was back in Pride in 2003. 

I understand why most MMA fans don't believe in Brock Lesnar, but for some reason I'm not one of them.  He is a big, fast, and powerful heavyweight who will be the future of this weight class.