UFC News: Brock Lesnar Signs With The UFC

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Updated: October 21, 2007

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The UFC has announced the signing of WWE star Brock Lesnar. With a 1-0 record in MMA this former amateur wrestler, will be a good draw for a undersized UFC heavyweight division.

“I don’t think there are any other pro wrestlers that can make the transition to MMA, except for Brock Lesnar,” said White. “And if you look at his amateur wrestling credentials, his size, and what he’s done, this guy can end up being a force in the heavyweight division of the UFC.”

“If you want to go with the NFL of the fighting game, it’s the UFC, and it was an easy choice for me,” said Lesnar. “Obviously I don’t think I’m ready for a title shot right away, but I will be there, and I’m not gonna turn down any opponent because I’m here to prove myself. I’m not here to pick and choose my fights. I’ll fight whomever they want. I don’t make the fights; that’s not my job. I’ve got one job to do and that’s to fight.”

Lesnar is rumored to make his cage debut in February, possibly the UFC Super Bowl Show on February 2.

23 Comments

  1. Mikey

    October 21, 2007 at 8:45 am

    Just another spectacle fighters, lets see if he has a chin.

  2. crynot

    October 21, 2007 at 11:32 am

    that's one big scary looking dude though. I'm not a pro wrestling fan, has anyone seen him fight before? Is he as slow as he looks?

  3. Kash

    October 21, 2007 at 11:59 am

    I saw him every week in WWE and he was over 300 lbs. and the scariest thing about him is that he is fast. I don't know how much steroids played in his speed and strength, but the guy was also a national champ and all american for Minnesota in college. He might just be as scary as he looks. Can he take a punch????….we'll find out.

  4. Rick

    October 21, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    There is only one question related to Brock's success in the UFC. "Does the UFC test for HGH, IGF-131, and anabolic steroids?" There is absolutely no question that Brock is currently using all three. Anybody who says otherwise is an idiot. If he ends up fighting in the UFC and is the same size he was in pro wrestling, anyone with half a brain will know that Dana White has given in and made a joke of the sport. Any qualified medical professional that can perform an assessment of his muscle to fat ratio and water weight gain would know that the man is in no way natural. If White says that he has been tested and he still muscularly obese it will be proof positive that he was only tested for recreational drugs or anabolic steroids that are clearly shown on drug tests. Lastly, any good anabolic steroid that shows up on a drug test is a piece of shit steroid. Also, physicians are currently perscribing HGH to men in their forties that have the means of paying. I have been working with performance enhancing drugs for over ten years and I do not believe this man should be able to compete unless he has a hair sample taken. This is a costly test; however, it will depict exactly what Brock's been taking. I am a bit insulted that Dana White thinks that we are cognitively impaired.

  5. Ryan Genno

    October 21, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    He was always good in the ring but his Shooting Star Press sucks.

  6. Morey

    October 21, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Rick, do more steroids show on a hair sample or does it just keep track longer than urine??

  7. Blanco

    October 23, 2007 at 6:35 am

    Rick, Dana White has nothing to do with testing the fighters… If he were responsible the entire UFC would be using sterioids.. Just like pro wrestling. Testing is done by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Same as boxing..

  8. crynot

    October 23, 2007 at 7:37 am

    Yeah, but Dana's not an idiot – He should be able to control the usage to a degree. Something has to be done. Especially with Brock, I'm sure it's a topic that has or will be discussed.

    Why wouldn't the UFC test their guys prior to the fights, or better yet, why doesn't the Nevada State Athletic Commission test prior to the fights?

  9. Dana Mack

    October 23, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Who thinks that Georges St. Pierre should go up a weight class and take on Anderson Silva? Tell me you wouldn't watch that junk! I know Georges has to do his thing in the welterweight but who else does Anderson have to really challenge him?

  10. kom34

    October 23, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    The UFC knows we will pay for their marketing of goof fighters like Henderson or Filho. GSP would be a great fight but there are a lot of options still. How about Okami that beat Silva in PRIDE by DQ? Tell me they couldn't get us to buy that?

  11. dane drebin

    January 4, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    this is a brcok forum…. not gsp vs silva… brock used to use steroids obviously…. but he is in mma now and has lost a lot of his jacked body. i still think he will destroy mir tho

  12. LesnarFan(Dylan)

    January 29, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    He obviously used steroids, I think it was since he was about 18 or 19 years of age. And since signing with mma-ufc he has not used steroids, but he may how ever taken HGH, which is legal in many states. But Lesnar vs Mir I CANT WAIT!!!

  13. Accident

    February 1, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    BROCK = STEROIDS !!!!

    Is this even fair for the other guy?

  14. kom34

    February 1, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    i dont care if someone takes steroids as long as they are not in competitive sports. i think brock isnt stupid enough to take roids doing mma. maybe if he has a string of losses he might get desperate but right now he is as big and strong as he needs to be to win fights. he just needs to develop skill.

  15. Steve

    February 24, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    First of all, the test for HGH is beyond expensive. I don't believe they bother with it, as it doesn't effect strength much. The main effects are on connective tissue, lipolysis, faster healing and a feeling of well-being. (Remember how good you felt going through puberty? This is HGH.)

    Secondly, most of the UFC guys are using steroids. Smart guys use short-acting esters and cycle off before a fight. I have had low testosterone for 6 years and have studied endocrinology ever since, so I know the cause and effects these drugs have.

    Steroids don't make up for poor training and a bad diet, these guys are very talented athletes. Steroids have been givien a shitty name and a lot of BS propaganda is around.

    People use it as a scapegoat way too often. If someone kills someone with a gun, why blame the gun, when the person using the gun is the real villan?

    Can they cause harm?

    Yes, ABUSING any drug will harm you. Even tylenol.

    If used correctly, they will not cause issues and "roid rage" is a MYTH. I am not for or against them, I simply wish people would actually read into them instead of listening to the media's swayed point of view.

    A big example of this is Chris Benoit. The media never mentioned he was on amphetamines, as well as pain pills and had been pretty depressed. Instead, they pointed fingers ONLY to the steroids he was using.

    Check on youtube.com and type in "Truth about Steroids." I am in no way affiliated with it, but found it to be useful in educating people.

    -Steve

  16. kom34

    February 24, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    even if steroids dont affect strengh as much as the media claims. if my opinion faster healing and a feeling of well being is still an advantage. i'll definitely check out the facts more, its something i want to read up on because i play football and i know not everyone is clean.

  17. dane drebin

    February 24, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    those are all cool facts steve but the fact is no matter which way u twist it steroids in mma is cheating and if anythign they should tighten up and test randomly more during training. why should someone be able to use something to make them heal faster than me? if people wanna use steroids to get bigger i could care less but when they use it in a proffessional sport that crosses the line. also where do u get off sayin roid rage is a myth… i dont think anyone would agree with u there man. ive known friends that have done them and trust me its not a myth. u can listen to u tube all u want but its been scientifically proven. im amazed u would spend so much time writting all that to defend steroid use.

  18. derek

    February 24, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    if you guys want to know more about steroids, don't waste your time looking on youtube or at the library. just ask the expert — sean sherk.

  19. benn

    October 22, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    erm…..

  20. benn

    October 22, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Bit of a late addition to this argument i know, but here goes.

    Firstly i totally agree with rick, this guy taking something illigal for sure wether it shows up on the tests or not. thus i feel the ufc needs to do more testing to catch cheats out.

    its like what bj penn said about sherk when he got caught. its a nasty guy that is prepared to take illigal drugs and then smash someones face in with an elbow. not an exact quote lol.

    but lets make one point clear most people here agree that brock has taken something in the past. the effects of those drugs dont just last until a test cant prove they were taken, the effects last much longer espesially in brocks case. if brock were on HGH then this can make you grow and stay that size. so no matter what the tests prove this guy is cheating. c'mon they had to make the gloves for his fight with mir 3 sizes bigger than the biggest size they currently had.

    so for me its making the UFC look stupid and unprofessonal. whats next man vs gorilla in a cage. no.

    theres no doubt that dana weighed up the effect brock would have on the UFC before he signed him and some of that weighing up must have been about drugs. you can guarantee dana doesnt think this guy has never touched steroids or HGH, he only cares that he passes the drug test.

    as for steroids getting a bad rap, thats not the question here. what should bother an athlete is that someone they may fight has an unnatural advantage on them. the other point about these performance enhancers is that some athletes would not opt to take them even if they were made legal, which is another reason they never should be legalised.

  21. Tim

    October 23, 2008 at 1:40 am

    BENN…First off your way late to this one and your on the wrong section first off but here it goes…I have some knowledge on sports nutrition and i dont doubt that Lesnar ever did do them but you have to research his past man before you go off and say the UFC is stupid and needs to drug test more…UM Benn UFC has nothing to do with Drug testing its fighters…the State Athletic commision which is usually Nevada tests each fighter about 30 days prior to the fight right after the fight and randomly through out the year if you pay attention to the media storm they just finished testing for 6 fighter for UFC 91 and Brock was one of them and he passed his test. Now there is no way to cheat this system they test for everything and some bodybuilders use blockers or coverings as they call them to overshadow the steriods they are takin for competion which is illegal. They test for all blockers and any abnormal amounts of any substance that is legal…creatine, protien etc….the state athletic commision works in the fighters favor as they dont want to injure the fighter or have them suffer from long time use of a foreign substance. Brock as of right now in the UFC is not on roids and no one knows if he ever was…Brock was naturally a big man growing up and his hands for that matter are his natural…dude steroids dont cause you hands to grow there is no real muscles in the hands only tendons and ligaments, if you see a man with huge hands its either his bone structure or he is a real fat dude. bottom line is it doesnt matter the man has all naturual abilities and is great for the MMA world.

  22. Anonymous

    December 7, 2008 at 5:39 am

    Tim, you are wrong. You should really know your facts before you begin posting things on the internet. HGH can absolutely make your hands grow, especially if you are under a certain age (usually about 25 for men) and your potential for growth has not been terminated yet. Anabolic steroids also make your hands a lot puffier.

  23. fedor24

    December 7, 2008 at 6:27 am

    All the UFC can do is tell there fighters not to take roids and trust the athletic commission to be competent. It's not like Brock is the first guy in mma to be accused of taking roids in the "past". Roids in sports is the norm now. Catch who you can and live with it. I don't think Brock is on anything now. He is just a big gifted dude.

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