Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Foolish Criticism of Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar’s outburst in the aftermath of his brutal victory over Frank Mir at U.F.C. 100 could be easily criticized if U.F.C. was the Vatican, perhaps. But let’s face facts, U.F.C. is as violent as it gets and for Dana White to take on this attitude that the company is the moral authority or above any type of bad behavior is flat out hypocritical. Now, Lesnar putting down a sponsor is just bad business and in that regard I think White is absolutely correct in admonishing the undisputed U.F.C. Heavyweight Champion.

Incidentally, Brock Lesnar only worked for the W.W.E. for four years and has been out of the company for five years now. So the assertion that Lesnar is “just coming over” from W.W.E. is ridiculous. Let’s not forget that in between employment with W.W.E. and U.F.C., Lesnar was a late cut for the Minnesota Vikings in 2004 and also worked for the New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion in 2005 and 2006.

Lensar’s last match with the W.W.E. was in March of 2004 at Wrestlemania XX. He and Bill Goldberg were lustily booed throughout the contest because the fans knew that both would be leaving the company. Both wrestlers received a “stone cold stunner” at the conclusion of the match and booed out of Madison Square Garden. I have posted the match's conclusion above courtesy of YouTube.

If you want to see U.F.C. President Dana White – whom has done a tremendous job in reviving the once money-losing company – go off on Sherdog reporter Loretta Hunt, click this and fast forward to the 4:39 mark.

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