In seven fights former UFC heavyweight Brock Lesnar became both champion and MMA superstar before retiring from the sport for health-related reasons. According to iconic fighter Randy Couture, despite possessing a 4-3 record inside the Octagon, that’s enough to hand Lesnar a spot alongside himself and other UFC greats in the Hall of Fame.
“I think he definitely should be,” answered Couture on UFC Tonight when asked about Lesnar’s accomplishments being HoF-worthy. “Anybody who’s been in there and won the title, whether it be four fights or six fight or whatever. I think he made a huge impact in our sport. I think he brought that whole WWE crowd, too. We saw that in the pay-per-view numbers that he put up, every time he fought. I think it’s justified. I think he definitely should be included in the Hall of Fame.”
During Lesnar’s peak he won four straight including victories over Heath Herring, Frank Mir, Shane Carwin, and Couture who he stopped with strikes in 2008 to become divisional champion. Four of Lesnar’s five career wins featured finishes.
Watch the full interview with Couture below where he discusses UFC 146 in addition to Lesnar:
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MMATraining Take: I don’t think Lesnar deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Sure, he was a major PPV draw but he was a flash in the pan. The HoF should be reserved for individuals who have had a legitimate, longstanding impact on MMA or the UFC.