On a recent edition of the “True Geordie” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle discussed the career of his former onscreen rival Brock Lesnar and why The Beast Incarnate is such a special talent in the world of combat sports.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On why Brock Lesnar was special: “Brock was special because not only was he a great amateur wrestler, but this guy was the most powerful, quickest person I’ve ever met for his size … strongest, smartest, just overall best wrestler I’ve ever seen. It didn’t matter where Brock went, he was gonna succeed no matter what. It didn’t matter what sport you put him in — basketball, you put him in football, you put him in soccer, doesn’t matter. He’s going to excel, he’s going to be at the top, he’s going to be the best at whatever he does. That’s how good Brock Lesnar is.”
On Brock Lesnar losing to Frank Mir in his UFC debut: “I saw his first fight when he tapped out to Frank Mir and I knew right then, the way he manhandled Frank Mir, he just didn’t have the knowledge. Frank got him with a leg lock … ankle lock, a foot lock, and you know Brock didn’t understand how he was able to do that.”
On Lesnar rebounding from the loss: “Brock didn’t really know how to defend that. Once he did, he was good to go. I knew right then, I was like, ‘Wow, he manhandled Frank Mir, this guy’s going to be a force to be reckoned with,’ and he was. I mean, he won the next fight, he won the UFC title and then he defended it I think for three or four fights before he lost it.”
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Brock Lesnar: The Unstoppable Force in Combat Sports
Brock Lesnar is a name that resonates with power, athleticism, and dominance in the world of combat sports. From his early days as an amateur wrestler to his successful career in the WWE and UFC, Lesnar has proven time and time again that he is a force to be reckoned with. In a recent episode of the “True Geordie” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle discussed why Lesnar is such a special talent and shared some insights into his career.
One of the reasons why Lesnar stands out is his exceptional combination of strength and speed. According to Angle, Lesnar is the most powerful and quickest person he has ever met for his size. This unique blend of attributes allowed Lesnar to excel in various sports, not just professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Angle believes that no matter what sport Lesnar would have pursued, he would have been at the top and the best at whatever he does.
Lesnar’s journey in the UFC began with a loss to Frank Mir in his debut fight. Angle recalls watching the fight and realizing that Lesnar lacked the knowledge and experience to defend against Mir’s leg lock submission. However, this loss served as a turning point for Lesnar. Once he understood how to defend against such techniques, he became a force to be reckoned with in the Octagon. Lesnar went on to win the UFC heavyweight title and successfully defended it multiple times before eventually losing it.
Throughout his career, Lesnar has showcased his incredible athleticism and adaptability. Whether it was dominating opponents in the WWE ring or taking down opponents in the UFC, Lesnar’s physical prowess and mental acuity have always been evident. His ability to learn from his mistakes and improve as a fighter is a testament to his dedication and work ethic.
Lesnar’s impact extends beyond his in-ring performances. He has become a larger-than-life figure in the world of combat sports, drawing attention and generating excitement wherever he goes. His presence alone is enough to captivate audiences and create a buzz around any event he is a part of.
As fans, we can continue to follow Lesnar’s journey and witness his continued success. Whether it’s in the WWE or the UFC, Lesnar’s name will always be associated with greatness and dominance. His legacy as one of the most formidable athletes in combat sports history is secure.
In conclusion, Brock Lesnar’s career is a testament to his exceptional talent, athleticism, and determination. From his early days as an amateur wrestler to his reign as a WWE and UFC champion, Lesnar has left an indelible mark on the world of combat sports. His unique combination of strength, speed, and adaptability sets him apart from his peers. As fans, we can only anticipate what Lesnar will accomplish next as he continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of combat sports.