On July 11, 2009, Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir faced off to determine who is the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion. It would be the second time that these two would meet and the stakes were now a lot higher.
Lesnar came into that fight with the agenda of avenging his only MMA loss. The second time around Lesnar had improved his skill level dramatically to defeat Mir in what some would consider a vicious beating.
In what should have been a great night for Brock and the UFC, since it was the organizations 100th event, there should have been smiles all around.
However, that was not the case. Brock proceeded to talk smack to Mir even after the bout was over, practically needing to be restrained by security.
What made matters worse was that he then resorted to his old WWE tactics by flipping off the crowd and insulting one of the UFC's primary sponsors.
These actions drew major scrutiny from fans and fellow fighters, labeling Brock as more of a circus attraction than an MMA fighter.
So one year later, what has changed?
Why should you as a fan now care that Brock is back and managed to make some serious noise with his victory last night?
Let's see why.