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Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar is a mixed-martial artist fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's heavyweight division. On March 18, 2002, Lesnar made his WWE television debut by interfering in a match. Over the next year, he would go on to win the 2002 King of the Ring, the WWE Championship at SummerSlam 2002, and the 2003 Royal Rumble. He would leave WWE after WrestleMania XX. After his exit, the focus of the company shifted to John Cena, who debuted on television a few months after Lesnar. He switched to MMA in 2008. His current record is 5 - 2 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw),[1] with a big win against Heath Herring. However, his finest hour in MMA came at UFC 91, when he knocked out MMA legend and UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture to gain the interim Heavyweight title. After the Couture fight, he fought Frank Mir at UFC 100 to both avenge a loss at UFC 81 and gain the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Title. Lesnar proceeded to destroy Mir for six minutes and forty-eight seconds to gain the title by TKO. He latter faced Shane Carwin at UFC 116 and, after resistindo a vicious ground-and-pound during the first round, managed to dominate the fight on the ground and submit Carwin via an arm triangle choke.

He lost the title on UFC 121 to a round TKO by Cain Velasquez. Lesnar scored a takedown, but couldn't maintain the fight on the ground and was completely dominated on the standing fight. After a knockdown and a brutal flurry of punches, referee Herb Dean declared a TKO at 4:12 of the first round.

In 2012, Lesnar returned to the WWE after an eight-year hiatus, on a part-time schedule. On April 6, 2014, Lesnar ended The Undertaker's undefeated steak at WrestleMania XXX.

On June 28, 2016, Lesnar failed an out-of-competition drug test conducted by WADA. Later, Lesnar failed an in-competition drug test from a sample taken at UFC 200. As a result, Lesnar faces a two-year suspension from MMA.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sherdog Fightfinder statistics for Brock Lesnar
  2. Brock Lesnar also failed in-competition drug test at UFC 200 (July 19, 2016). Retrieved on July 26, 2016.