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No matter how you want to put it, Brock Lesnar has been overrated since the day he entered the UFC.
Lesnar, a fresh face to MMA, was given former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir for his UFC debut. After that loss, he was given Heath Herring, which ended up as a unanimous-decision win.
That decision win gave him a UFC record of 1-1, and the UFC felt Lesnar earned a title shot against Randy Couture, in which Lesnar ended up the victor.
Recently, Lesnar had a very poor outing against Shane Carwin, where many fans thought the fight should've been stopped due to Lesnar not fighting back for an extended period of time. Lesnar went on to win by submission in Round 2 after Carwin exhausted himself trying to finish Lesnar.
Lesnar then went on to lose the heavyweight championship to Cain Velasquez by TKO in Round 1 of his next fight.
Two very poor consecutive outings, including a first-round loss, would send most people falling down on the ladder, but we're talking about Lesnar here. He was granted a No. 1-contender match with Junior Dos Santos following his multiple lackluster performances.
Lesnar has an overall record of 5-2, with a 4-2 UFC record, and he is again out due to surgery. He hasn't fought since Oct. 2010 and wont fight again until at least the beginning of 2012, but I highly doubt he will fall outside the top five in anyone's rankings.