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Undertaker Trying to Goad Brock Lesnar into a Fight, Possibly at Wrestlemania

If Josh Koscheck drew the strongest reaction from the fans amongst personalities in the crowd who weren’t fighting at UFC 121, then The Undertaker was right behind him. Being 6’10” and wearing a bandanna around your head, you’re going to stand out. After the Brock Lesnar-Cain Velasquez main event came to a close, Lesnar sauntered through the crowd on his way back to the locker room. The Undertaker, who had premium seats, got into Brock’s face. Little did I know that Ariel Helwani was there interviewing The Undertaker at the time and caught it all on camera:

LBS contributor Alan Hull, who shared the story with us, says the conspiracy theory is that The Undertaker and WWE wants to get Brock Lesnar back into wrestling to fight at Wrestlemania 27. I don’t think it’s going to happen.

First off, Lesnar didn’t love his time in WWE and hasn’t done it for a while, so I’m guessing he won’t be anxious to get back until he’s absolutely done in MMA. Second, just because he lost to Cain Velasquez doesn’t mean he’s done fighting in the UFC. You know he wants to get back to being a champion, and his message after the loss was that he would regroup and bounce back the way a champion does. He won’t go back to wrestling until his MMA career is over. That’s probably five years away, if it ever happens.

Video from Cain Velasquez-Brock Lesnar Fight at UFC 121

Cain Velasquez beat Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 to win the heavyweight title. Velasquez was the fan favorite fighting in front of a Mexican crowd in Anaheim, California. Cain came out to some Mariachi music and wasted little time taking it straight to the defending champ. The match didn’t even last a full round as Velasquez beat up a stunned and dizzied Brock Lesnar.

Luckily for you, the LBS crew was on hand for the fight to bring you the atmosphere at the Honda Center. From the ring entrances to the fan reaction after Cain’s win, describing Anaheim as electric is an understatement. See for yourself in this video from the Cain Velasquez-Brock Lesnar fight at UFC 121 and check out the full fight recap at the LBS twitter page:

Cain Velasquez Dominates Brock Lesnar, Captures Heavyweight Championship

After seeing a decent amount of UFC and MMA fights over the past few years, I’ve learned never to be surprised at the outcome of a match.  I can’t say I was surprised with the actual outcome of the fight between Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar at UFC 121, but the way it happened was pretty unexpected.

After dominating Lesnar in a fight that didn’t last a full round, Cain Velasquez has become the first Mexican to win a heavyweight championship in combative sports.  As we told you before, there were plenty of experts who picked Velasquez to win because of his superior cardio and wrestling ability.  Cain may possess those attributes, but he barely needed them on Saturday night.

Velasquez and Lesnar both came out swinging to electrify the Honda Center crowd, with the champion landing a couple more shots than the challenger early on.  Velasquez weathered the storm and survived two Lesnar takedowns, popping to his feet rather quickly each time.  From that point, Cain was able to take control of the fight.

Velasquez took the fight to the bigger Lesnar and took him down at around the 3:00 mark, working in punches from his position on the back of the champion.  Lesnar was able to get to his feet after the takedown, but a brilliant two-punch combo from Velasquez sent him stumbling into the cage and into a vulnerable position.  The challenger pounced, landing a series of blows and opening up a nasty gash under Lesnar’s left eye before referee Herb Dean stepped in and called the fight.

So there you have it.  Cain Velasquez is the new UFC heavyweight champion.  Larry and LBS contributor Alan Hull were in attendance to witness the belt change hands, so be sure to check back for their take on the evening.

UFC 121 Preview: Lesnar vs. Velasquez

Brock Lesnar is the perfect UFC heavyweight champion.  His popularity is due in large part to his incredible size and speed, his WWE background and his charming personality.  Something that goes under appreciated, and what makes Brock Lesnar so compelling among casual and die-hard MMA fans, is the quality of competition he continually faces and the vulnerability he has shown at every stage in his career.

He is the perfect villain, facing one tough “good guy” after another, looking beatable, and keeping his opponents hungry.  To say that he will be beaten is a whole different story.

At UFC 121 Lesnar will square off with another world-class challenger in Cain Velasquez.

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UFC 116 Preview: Lesnar vs. Carwin

UFC 116 will feature two of the biggest and most powerful men in mixed martial arts going to war as heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar faces interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin to unify the UFC heavyweight title. This will no doubt be the biggest UFC event of the year and the main event has major implications across MMA. With Fabricio Werdum upsetting consensus #1 heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko last weekend, the winner at UFC 116 will become the number one heavyweight in the world.

Originally, Lesnar and Carwin were set to face off at UFC 106 but Lesnar had to withdraw to recover from intestinal surgery. Turned out Lesnar had a bad case of diverticulitis and he needed a hole closed in his intestine. During Lesnar’s absence, Shane Carwin defeated Frank Mir at UFC 111 for the interim title.

Coming into this fight, Lesnar, 32, is 4-1 in his MMA career (3-1 in the UFC – notable wins: Frank Mir, Randy Couture). He has shown incredible strength and near-impossible quickness and explosiveness for his size in his wrestling, top-control and ground-and-pound. Lesnar was a Division I national champion in wrestling for the University of Minnesota and has transitioned those skills very well into MMA. Since entering the sport, he has built up a strong training camp around him, hiring some of the best trainers and sparring partners in the business with the money he earned in the WWE.

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Video: Brock Lesnar’s 2nd Round TKO of Frank Mir at UFC 100

The fans on hand at the Mandalay Bay were chanting for referee Herb Dean to stand Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir up once they hit the canvas. He never did because Lesnar started going to work after fighting for position for about 20 seconds. And once Lesnar got rolling, he was able to squirt some punches on Mir and then he started bouncing his head off the canvas like a tether ball. Check out the Brock Lesnar/Frank Mir video from UFC 100. This is entire second round of their fight:

After the fight, Lesnar got off a classic blast on Mir, who beat Brock in his MMA debut. “Frank Mir had a horseshoe up his ass, I told him that a year ago,” Lesnar said shortly after winning. “I pulled that SOB out and beat him over the head with it.” Any wonder why he’s so hated? That dude’s a monster.