• “Brock Lesnar was not a very good wrestler” – Former UFC Fighter Explains Why
During a recent episode of his Beyond the Fight show, former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen explained why he thinks Brock Lesnar is not a very good amateur wrestler.
He also compared Lesnar winning the NCAA Division I Heavyweight Championship in 2000 to current UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou knocking out Stipe Miocic to win the Title in March 2021 at UFC 260.
Here’s what Sonnen said:
“Nobody else talks about it. I bring it up to try to prove a point. When you have Francis Ngannou who’s 260 pounds of steel and you put him in with Stipe Miocic who’s 230 pounds, there’s 30 pounds the right way disadvantage to Stipe.
Brock Lesnar does not enjoy my company. I’ve been around Brock and he’s been a gentleman. But I can tell he’d rather be anywhere else but with me.
But one point that I make about Brock, it’s not meant to slide him. Brock was not a very good wrestler. That’s true. Brock never had Olympic aspirations. Brock was 265 pounds of steel.
In the NCAA finals, he took on someone who weighed 220 pounds. There is a 45-pound weight discrepancy. It’s a fair point by me and it irritates Brock.
But I’m right. I am right when I say it about Francis.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 27, 1999) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1999, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Hiro Matsuda at the age of 62 due to prostate cancer.
Matsuda wrestled professionally all over the planet during the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, but also worked as a pro wrestling teacher in the meanwhile.
Some of the students he trained, who eventually became household names were “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan, “The Total Package” Lex Luger, “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr., “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, “Faarooq” Ron Simmons and “Razor Ramon” Scott Hall.
In 2018, Hiro Matsuda was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the annual Legacy Wing inductions.
REST IN PEACE
July 22, 1937 – November 27, 1999