Lesnar proved in his recent title defense against Shane Carwin at UFC 116 that he has returned from his illness-imposed exile bigger, badder, and better than ever.
The champion will not have long to rest, though, as it appears that his next challenger, Cain Velasquez, will get his shot sooner rather then later at UFC 121.
Velasquez without question carries a big threat to Lesnar with solid wrestling, good stand up, and vastly superior cardio than what Carwin had.
However, Velasquez has not fought since UFC 110, which is an issue for me and I just can't see how he wins this fight.
Lesnar proved against Carwin that he can take a shot. Velasquez will not be able to out-wrestle Lesnar and cardio has not proved an issue for the Champion.
Also, this will be a huge occasion for the younger Velasquez, a situation he has not faced before in his career. Will he cope with the added exposure and pressure?
However I look at this fight I have Lesnar coming out the winner, which means he will be champion as we enter a new year.