UFC

Brock Lesnar Is Back and Ready to Dominate the Heavyweight Division

Brock Lesnar
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George SeligaCorrespondent IAugust 18, 2011

Brock Lesnar has beaten Diverticulitis twice and is now looking for a new opponent. Releasing a YouTube video, Brock states that he is ready to fight and is 100 percent healthy. If I was a heavyweight fighter in the UFC, those are not the words I would want to hear.

Brock has a 5-2 record and was set to face Junior dos Santos—the winner would eventually face Cain Velasquez for the Heavyweight title. Since Lesnar got hit by Diverticulitis, he was forced to back out of his spot against dos Santos and people questioned whether he would fight again. After going under the knife yet again, Lesnar finds himself on the road to recovery. This might be a difficult road to climb though, because of the inconsistencies that Lesnar has shown and his health problems.

At times, Lesnar has looked masterful at the ground-and-pound game and has even showed signs of a submission game. In his first fight against Frank Mir, Lesnar dominated the majority of that bout. He shows signs of brilliance mixed with pure power. Then, he shows signs of confusion and just being outmatched. In his fight against Shane Carwin, Lesnar was receiving punch after punch to the head, but never gave up.

Lesnar has gone through so much due to these fights with that illness, you start to wonder how much does he have left? His work ethic is one of the best in mixed martial arts, and he is a physical specimen in the gym. His dedication to this sport is incomparable and he is as competitive as it can get.

We all know Lesnar has the potential to dominate the UFC Heavyweight division. It is up to his health and his growth as a fighter to determine where he ranks for years to come.

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