Is Brock Lesnar a hall of famer?

by Chris Shelton | source: rantsports.com
 

The names of UFC Hall of Famers are ones that historians of the sport would all notice; they all have similarities in terms of their career path.

The great eight -and soon to be exceptional nine once Tito Ortiz is added to that list pretty soon- all had exceptional careers. They exhibited a longevity in their career that not many can match.

Current stars, BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre; and on their current trajectory, Jon Jones and Jose Aldo fit the Hall Of Fame description.

I will throw another hat in the ring.

I think Brock Lesnar is a Hall of Famer. His record doesn’t suggest Hall of Fame consideration as Lesnar finished with a meager 5-3 mma record.

Entertaining. That was Lesnar’s endearing quality.

He put faces in Pay Per Views. He drew interest in the US to a level that MMA had never seen before his arrival. Lesnar was the first fighter to push a million Pay Per View sales.

He brought so many new fans into the sport, myself included, who stayed with the sport and are avid supporters now. That can’t be replaced or duplicated.

Though he only defended his heavyweight belt twice, his impact is immeasurable. The UFC is on an entirely different plane.

ESPN now covers MMA. There is a weekly 30 minute show devoted to it. SportsCenter reports the victors of the main event. The UFC is now growing exponentially.

It all can’t be attributed to Lesnar but he was certainly the driving force.

He is the biggest stateside star who ever graced the UFC with his presence.

That’s enough to be enshrined in my opinion.

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dannyapodaca site profile image  

7/14/12 6:31 AM by dannyapodaca

No

vegas_guy site profile image  

7/14/12 6:15 AM by vegas_guy

Not sure if you meant frank or not because Ken Shamrock is in the Hall of Fame. I think Don Frye needs to be put in the hall.

SinCityHustler site profile image  

7/3/12 8:50 AM by SinCityHustler

And if you add the previous run, he slips to 4-7.  Any way you look at it, Wand has simply never done much in the UFC, not pre Pride, not post Pride.   

bogildy7 site profile image  

7/2/12 8:44 PM by bogildy7

Most recent run in the UFC*

bogildy7 site profile image  

7/2/12 8:43 PM by bogildy7

Wanderlei Silva is 3-5 in the UFC with his 3 wins over Michael Bisping, Keith Jardine, and Cung Le. So you should probably just stop.

Natsirt site profile image  

7/2/12 8:28 PM by Natsirt

N to-the-fuck O

SinCityHustler site profile image  

7/2/12 7:15 PM by SinCityHustler

 Wel yes of ocurse they're different, one was a couple of years ago, the others 10 years ago.  The point is they both ran and they both went fetal.  But regardless, that has zero to do with the hall of fame.  Absolutely zero, thus brock running and going fetal is of no consequence, just likeit isn't for Ortiz.  

goldenboyart site profile image  

7/2/12 7:06 PM by goldenboyart

HELL NO he doesn't belong in the HOF. No "Gad Dang Way" does he belong in there with Fighters who have given their entire lives to make it in this sport.Not some overgrown OX who got by on his size and no MMA Skill and was scared to get hit in the face and everytime he did went limp.I'll say it again, "NO GAD DANG WAY" as Hank Hill likes to say.

Bjjbobdog site profile image  

7/2/12 3:19 PM by Bjjbobdog

No, and Dana is known for getting caught up in the hype. Entertaining, sure. HOF, no way.

reed21k site profile image  

7/2/12 3:11 PM by reed21k

No, but he is a shoe in for the UFC Billionaires Boy's club!The real thread should be whether KenFlo get's in the HOF..