Brock Lesnar

Bring the Pain: Brock Lesnar on E:60

From ESPN, here’s the segment that aired on tonight’s episode of E:60 featuring UFC heavyweight contender Brock Lesnar.

Brock Lesnar to Be Featured on E:60


Brock Lesnar. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Just like female mixed martial arts star Gina Carano was earlier this year, former professional wrestler and current UFC heavyweight title contender Brock Lesnar will be featured in a segment on ESPN’s E:60 tomorrow night at 7 PM ET. Video of the segment should be available on ESPN’s website shortly after and will be posted here.

According to a press release sent out last week, E:60 reporter Tom Farrey talks in-depth to Lesnar about his childhood in South Dakota, his path to success as a professional fighter, his disappointment in not making it in the NFL and subsequent reluctance to be in the public eye and his preparation for his upcoming fight against Randy Couture.

MMA Live Episode Seventeen

From ESPN, here’s this week’s installment of MMA Live with Jon Anik, Kenny Florian, and Franklin McNeil. ESPN the Magazine’s Ryan Hockensmith, Dana White, Randy Couture, and Brock Lesnar all serve as special guests as well. 

Dana White’s UFC 88 Video Blog Part Three

Above is the third entry for Dana White‘s video blog for UFC 88: Breakthrough, which takes place this Saturday night in Atlanta, Georgia. Here White travels to ESPN studios to do some promotion for UFC 91 along with Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar. Then the group picks up Kenny Florian and heads to New York City to meet the cast of HBO’s Entourage.

Couture, Lesnar Featured on ESPN

UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar, who will be fighting each other at UFC 91 on November 15 in Las Vegas, were featured this morning on ESPN’s SportsCenter. You have to love the media coverage that this fight is getting already.

Couture Returns to UFC; Fights Lesnar in Nov.


Randy Couture. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Randy Couture has returned to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

After a year-long feud between Couture and the UFC saw both sides battle it out in court and in the media, UFC President Dana White announced today that the promotion has inked Couture to a new multi-fight deal that will have him take on former professional wrestler and upstart contender Brock Lesnar at UFC 91 on November 15.

The mega-fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas instead of Portland, Oregon’s Rose Garden as previously expected and will be for Couture’s UFC heavyweight title.

“We’ve had problems with Randy over the last few months, but we’ve resolved them all,” White said on a media conference call this afternoon. “Randy has always been our heavyweight champion. We can basically put on fights that fans want to see now. Mark my words, Couture vs. Lesnar will be the biggest fight in UFC history.”

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UFC’s Major Announcement at 3PM; Couture Return?

Randy Couture.  Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The UFC has announced a media conference call for 3pm EST today, September 2, 2008.  Its widely rumored that Dana White will announce a resolution to the Randy Couture vs Zuffa Inc legal battle in the form of a new contract and a proposed fight with Brock Lesnar in November of this year.

Ten and a half months ago, Couture suddenly resigned from the UFC and relinquished his heavyweight title.  Couture’s unhappiness with his contract terms and the UFC’s inability to sign Fedor Emelianenko to a mega fight with Couture prompted the resignation.  But the UFC refused to accept it, thus tying up the legendary fighter in a court battle for the last year.  Apparently, court ordered arbitration that has occured the last month may have lead to a resolution of the argument.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Report: Brock Lesnar Could Fight in November


Brock Lesnar. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Rising heavyweight star Brock Lesnar could return to action as soon as November, potentially headlining a yet-to-be-announced UFC 91 show, which is rumored to be taking place on November 15th at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.

Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports this morning that Lesnar recently found out that the UFC “would like him to compete next on a November card, but his opponent and site remain undetermined.” The article did not mention any other details including a possible opponent or whether or not Lesnar had agreed to fight on the show.

Lesnar picked up his second professional win earlier this month, coasting to a unanimous decision win over veteran Heath Herring at UFC 87. The buzz following the event was that Lesnar could possibly take on fellow contender Cheick Kongo in his next bout, although the UFC has yet to comment on the matchup.

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Lesnar: “I Planned to Pressure Heath”

Brock Lesnar elaborates further on his resounding win over longtime veteran Heath Herring at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy last weekend in the above video courtesy of NBCSports.com.

Fedor Talks Couture; Duran Wraps MacDonald

Perennial top heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko sat down with Raw Vegas for an interview yesterday at Affliction’s brand-new store in Los Angeles, California. In the above video, Fedor talks about his future in the sport, his thoughts on UFC President Dana White, his interest in fighting Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar, and his pre-fight preparation methods.

After the jump, Mike Straka of Fox News talks with famous boxing and MMA cutman, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, as he wraps the hands of middleweight contender Jason MacDonald before his fight with Demian Maia at UFC 87 this past weekend.

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