You may or may not have heard, but Brock Lesnar is debuting tonight on The Ultimate Fighter. The normally reclusive Lesnar was somehow talked into living down in Las Vegas for eight weeks and having cameras shoved in his face 24/7.
I really doubt that anyone should be persuaded to watch the show, considering Lesnar is going to be featured prominently, but if you do, this is the slideshow for you.
Sure, Lesnar is going to have his entire DeathClutch camp on the show with him, but a lot of people will be interested to see what Lesnar himself is going to teach the kids on the show. With only seven professional fights, fans have questioned if Lesnar has the credentials to actually be a coach.
Lesnar has the wrestling credentials to be a valuable asset in that aspect of mixed martial arts. But how will he help the fighters better their overall games? Will he be able to offer any decent striking advice? Is his Jiu-Jitsu advanced enough to give pointers?
All these questions will hopefully be answered over the course of show. It should shed some light onto just how far Lesnar has come as a mixed martial artist.
If you are a religious follower of the show, you know it's typical to see the coaches and fighters often get into childish antics from time to time. Whether it be Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans going back and forth or Josh Koscheck trying to pull pranks on George St-Pierre, some shenanigans will go down.
What is Lesnar going to do when that happens? Is he going to stay out of it? Is he going to just laugh it off?
Lesnar doesn't seem like someone who would find practical jokes funny and it sure will be exciting to see how the behemoth acts on the show. I know I sure wouldn't want him retaliating against me.
Coaches in the past (Ken Shamrock, Rampage Jackson and Josh Koscheck) have all seemingly blamed their team, not their coaching, when things don't go there way. They seem more disgusted with the lack of ability of the kids fighting than their actual shortcomings as a coach.
If Lesnar's team gets backed into a hole, how will the heavyweight react? Will he abandon the show? Will he give up as well?
It will provide an interesting dynamic if Lesnar's team loses the first couple of episodes on the show. If that does happen, his reaction may very well give us insight into how Lesnar will look the next time he enters the Octagon.
If Lesnar sucks it up and tries to get the team better, we may just see an improved Lesnar when he fights for the first time since his loss to Velasquez.
Famous feuds like Tito Ortiz/Ken Shamrock and Rampage Jackson/Rashad Evans have led to some of the best smack talking on The Ultimate Fighter. Those guys hated each other. They couldn't be in the same room without letting insults fly.
How will Lesnar react when he and Junior dos Santos meet face to face? Outside of his fights with Frank Mir, Lesnar has generally been cordial outside of the Octagon. He doesn't often partake in trash talking or hyping fights, which is weird when you consider his WWE background.
But maybe that changes on national television. Maybe dos Santos says some off handed remark that upsets Lesnar, what then? How will he react? I already have my popcorn ready.
If Rampage can do that to a door, imagine what Lesnar is capable of.
Needless to say, it should be an exciting season on The Ultimate Fighter.