Brock is an animal, with an instinct and heart to win. He follows the principle of achieving all that he can. An athlete of his size, with lightning fast reflexes and speed is not something that people see every day. Combining his speed and strength with his wresting skill, he became the ferocious beast that he is today. But with great strength comes great responsibility. His health issues set him back, otherwise there would have been no stopping him.
“Here comes the pain,” the introduction of Brock Lesnar was clear to the public when he joined and fought in UFC. Franck Mir would have definitely understood! Left bloodied by the animal in their first fight, Frank was lucky to have escaped with the match. But Brock made sure that the mistake of winning against him was not to be repeated by Frank again.
He broke The Undertaker’s WrestleMania winning streak, he defeated The Rock, broke the stage when he suplexed the Big Show, and became a champion at a record age. Some say that he is the strongest 250+lbs athlete that they have ever seen. Lesnar has also headlined numerous WWE pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania XIX and WrestleMania 31. He took part in five of the best selling pay-per-views in UFC history.
10. He’s A Modern Day Hercules
Weighing in at 275-295 lbs in college and 305 lbs in WWE, Brock is a pure freak of nature. He is 6’3.5” tall and currently weighs 276-285 lbs. Brock is considered as a top athlete and has 9% body fat. With this much weight to support, he moves incredibly fast. Brock can run the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds at 295 lbs. In 10.5 seconds, Brock can throw 43 Hammer fists. Brock’s biceps currently measure 24 inches and he has a 56 inch chest. Even athletes like John Cena, Frank Mir, and The Undertaker had difficulties managing Brock Lesnar’s great speed and high level of athleticism.
9. Undefeated Wrestling Record in His Senior Year
Brock Lesnar attended Webster High School. He had a wrestling record of 33–0–0 in his senior year. In the same year, Lesnar won the 2000 NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Championship. He finished his amateur career with a record of 106–5 overall in four years of college. He was a two-time NJCAA All-American, NJCAA Heavyweight Champion in 1998, two-time NCAA All-American, two-time Big Ten Conference Champion, and NCAA heavyweight champion in 2000.
8. A Massive Iron Fist
Do you know the size of gloves he wears? It is 4 XL. Unbelievable, but yes, it is right. But wait a moment. In the history of combat sports in Nevada, he is the second man to wear such custom-made gloves. Choi Hong-man, also known as the South Korean giant, wears the biggest sized gloves. Choi Hong-man is 7.3 feet tall and his weight is 367 pounds. Yes, he is a giant too.
It is UFC 91 and Brock is going to fight Randy Couture. He says, in an interview:
“It’s a huge fight, the biggest fight of the year, period.”
“But all I am thinking about is November 15 and ramming my size XXXXL gloves into his mouth.”
There is so much talk about how big Lesnar’s hands are and the custom-made gloves he wears. However, it is a very questionable point in the mixed martial arts world. Do you need big hands for a good fight? So far, he has not let the fans down by winning over Randy Couture. Forget Randy, you will be surprised that former WWE superstar Rey Mysterio has defeated Lesnar more than Brock has defeated Mysterio! Wonderful or funny?
7. Three Titles, One Monster
Brock Lesnar is a four-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, and an NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, making him the only person to have won a WWE championship, UFC championship, and NCAA wrestling championship. Apart from these achievements, Brock has won the WWE Championship three times, the IWGP Championship, the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship three times (with Shelton Benjamin), the King of the Ring in 2002, and the Royal Rumble in 2003. He left WWE in 2004 and went to the UFC where he became a megastar, giving him an aura of toughness which is evident now that he is back in the WWE. In addition, Lesnar is the only person to have appeared in professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, and American pro football games.
6. The NCAA Champion in WWE
In the past 50 years only a handful of amateur champions went to the world of pro wrestling from the NCAA. It simply did not happen until Brock Lesnar. Vern Gagne, Danny Hodge, Jack Brisco, and Kurt Angle made impacts and Brock followed in their footsteps. Although the move was controversial, Lesnar told the world that money talks:
“When I got out of college, after I won my NCAA title, I didn’t have a lot of options. There aren’t a lot of options for an amateur wrestler. You can go to the Olympics or you can become a coach. The bottom line was Vince had $250,000 waiting for me, a contract on the table and I was 21 years old and didn’t have a pot to piss in. Come on! You make the decision.”
5. Only Wrestler to Have a Knockout in WWE Debut
Brock Lesnar made history when he became the first to score a KO in WWE. In the spring of 2002, Backlash had the stage set, where Brock Lesnar faced Jeff Hardy. In the ring, he power bombed Jeff, who failed to respond to the referee, scoring Brock a knockout. Afterwards, he hospitalized Matt Hardy with an F-5 onto the stage; “The Next Big Thing” brutalized Matt Hardy putting him out of commission. He did the same to John Cena in 2014 when they faced each other in an Extreme Rules match. John Cena just managed to escape defeat as the referee was thrown out of the ring when he was trapped between the two superstars.
4. Number of Calories a Day
Brock Lesnar consumes about 7,000 calories daily. He is a big fan of hunting and follows a caveman diet containing high protein content. He has been on an all-meat diet since he was young, resulting in life threatening diverticulitis. It is an intestinal disorder caused by excessive protein and a low fiber diet, which he consumed his entire life to maintain his speed and energy. Brock uses creatine and whey protein supplements to increase strength and build muscle with this high calorie diet. To replenish his muscles, Brock consumes 30g of protein immediately after a workout. He also consumes a minimum of a gallon of electrolyte water every day. He still has an enormous appetite and he supplements this meat diet by incorporating extra leafy vegetables.
3. Big Brains and Big Muscles
Brock Lesnar may be the smartest modern day fighter. Lesnar created his own clothing company—DeathClutch clothing, pushing them as his primary sponsor. He made a good amount of money on the sale of his workout t-shirts, shorts, and other items. This was a far better deal than signing contracts with small fight companies. Who says Brock is only muscles? It is clear that Lesnar is a smart businessman. He calculates everything and never does anything unless it benefits the Brock Lesnar brand. He never leaves his house unless it helps him out somehow.
2. Brock’s Benching Max
According to Kurt Angle, who has wrestled with Brock both inside and outside the ring, Brock has animalistic strength. He is reported to have said in an interview that he has seen Brock bench press over 600 lbs and squat over 1000 lbs. Currently, Brock has a benching max of 655 lbs. Larry Allen of the Dallas Cowboys is reported to have benched 700 lbs and Brock is right up there with the strongest. Compared to other WWE superstars, Mark Henry, the WWE’s world’s strongest man, benches 585 lbs, which is a little less than the 7’1” monster The Great Khali, who has a benching max of 600 lbs.
1. Highest Paid UFC Fighter in 2010
Lesnar, a box office sensation in UFC, took part in five of the highest selling pay-per-views in UFC history, three of which were the main-events. Adding the pay-per-view bonuses and fight purses, Lesnar became the highest paid fighter in UFC in 2010. ESPN also listed Lesnar as one of the 30 highest paid athletes. Lesnar topped the list for MMA at $5.3 million in 2010. He lived in his $800,000 house at 2324 Copeland Road in Maple Plain, Minnesota. Lesnar paid $783,500 for the place in April 2003. It was constructed in 1996 with 4 beds, 4 baths, and 3,247 square feet. He owns DeathClutch Gym as well.
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