The media fallout has continued for Brock Lesnar's stunning knockout of Randy Couture in the 2nd round of their "scheduled for 5" UFC Title Match as the main event of UFC 91.
Lesnar, a former NCAA wrestling champion and WWE star, overwhelmed the 45-year-old Couture in just his fourth pro fight. Lesnar sent him to the canvas in the second round with a glancing blow that landed behind the ear and wasted no time in landing numerous hammer fists. Couture was never able to recover and the fight was stopped at 3:07.
"It sounds really good," Lesnar said after being introduced as the new heavyweight champion. "I can't believe it.
"I just believe in hard work and it pays off."
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Couture was at a decided physical disadvantage against the 6-3, 275-pound Lesnar (3-1), who is 31 and at the start of his pro career. Couture (16-9) also had hadn't fought for 15 months, stepping away when he became fed up with contract squabbles and his inability to land the big fights he really craved.
Couture wasn't sure about his future after the bout.
"I still feel like I'm getting better as a fighter so we'll see," said Couture, who has two fights remaining on his contract.