Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by mikezismike, Aug 15, 2015.
Sherdoggers how will you remember Brock?
The biggest "what if" ever.
Brocktober, strawburries and dat roll.
That's the gist of it. Well, maybe Coors light also.
go paddle your douche-canoe elsewhere fuckboy!!!
I rooted against Brock in every fight, but I still have to give credit where credit is due. He did much better than I expected him to do.
I am still amazed at how fast this guy can move for someone his size.
Biggest PPV draw in UFC History.
ridiculously athletic but more suited for a prowrestling heel.
"As the Godlike man he is", in my best Rogan voice.
thats one of the best highlight videos I've ever seen tbh.
Most overhyped fighter I've seen.
And Brock is why I watch MMA. I was a former WWE fan who liked Brock. He brought me into the sport.
But I call it like it is. At his peak the hype around here was unreal. It annoyed me because I never considered Brock the best in the world. At various points I thought Overeem, Cain, JDS, Fedor were better. If anything I overrated Brock because I didn't include Werdum on that list.
The diverticulitis thing is also overblown. Brock was always the same, he never improved post-Randy. That Mir win really overhyped him. Difference wasn't his health, it's that he went from fighting old Randy and Frank Mir to Carwin, Cain and Reem. Far better opponents and much harder stylistic matchups.
He was tougher than people give him credit for, though. I think the Carwin victory was a bit flukey and I think Carwin wins more than 50% of the time, but Brock showed heart.
He also ate like 3-4 Uberknees to the gut. A lot can't take one.
He reacted terribly to punches, but he did have heart and toughness.
He's also one of the most athletic HWs ever. Randleman, JDS, Mirko, Fedor up there too.
And MMA may never have a bigger draw.
Guy who F5'd The Big Show, and a haircut you could set your watch to.
Sometimes size and athleticism beats skill.
Brocktober is G.O.A.T.
this is the greatest!!
Phenomenal athlete that just didn't have a fighters heart
I see him as one of the biggest stars, of course. That's more of an objective matter anyway.
As a fighter, I see him as someone who exceeded my expectations, easily. I had strong doubts about his toughness. I had a feeling he could beat Heath, and I picked him to beat Randy (but was still surprised, to some extent). His greatest moment was the Carwin comeback. I picked Shane to finish him early, and I was blown away by both the ref's decision to let it go and brock refusing to quit.
Also, the Mir fight(s) really impressed me. Brock really fought a great tactical fight, stuffing Frank's guard and really controlling his hips.
I know mma. I have an appreciation for the dominance of mma over single disciplines and big strong guys. Sure, the guy is a FREAK... and he's arguably a nightmare matchup for someone like Randy, but he still beat Heath Herring, Randy Couture, Frank Mir, and Shane Carwin. That's special.
Most impressive and IMPORTANT of all, I am impressed by Brock's guts to fight, in the first place. He was the millionaire fake tough-guy who probably had millions of kids thinking he was the baddest man on earth, and he put it on the line. It's not like he thought he was untouchable. Brock knew just how poorly he would deal with a barrage of punches or a joint lock; I'm sure he was humbled in the gym very early (I know Hughes guillotined him). It takes serious courage to get in there. The same goes for Punk and even Kimbo.
I remember all of my co-workers predicting that kimbo would wreck everyone on TUF. I explained that the very fat white guy was the clear favorite lol. The point is: these guys had serious reputations. Regular people looked at kimbo or brock like we looked at Rickson (yes, I deliberately chose him for this comparison).
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