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  • Jul 14, 2009
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During UFC's beginnings, Street Fighter Kimo Leopoldo 260 lbs fought and lost to Brazilian-jujutsu expert Royce Gracie 180 lbs during UFC 3 where he proved again "You don't have to be the biggest guy or the one who hits the hardest. And you don't have to get hurt in a fight." (UFC 1 GRACIE'S VICTORY STATEMENT)  It was an awesome fight to see a fighter 80 lbs lighter take on a bully type character and win.

Royce Gracie is a Hall of Fame athlete, whom I’ve followed from the beginning however I will disagree with him on all 3 sentences after watching UFC 100. First area of conflict is Gracie’s biggest guy statement, below are the weights of 3 sets of fighters who headlined the UFC Fight Card. 

 
FRANK MUIR 245 LBS VS BROCK LESNAR 265 LBS
THIAGO ALVES 170 LBS VS GEORGE ST PIERRE 170
DAN HENDERSON 185 LBS VS MICHAEL BISPING 185 LBS
 
Of the 3 fights, the Heavyweight Division displayed a major difference. The difference was 20 lbs of mass in favor of Brock Lesnar. This fight was a mismatch from the beginning; Frank Muir had no chance because he was smaller and weaker than the biggest guy in the ring. He was outmuscled physically and at the start of the second round his face said it all.   
 
As for the other two matches where the weight was the same, it was definitely a battle of skill and the damage to both was give and take unlike the Lesnar vs. Muir match, which showed that size mattered and showed no mercy for Muir.   
 
Not only did he have a weight advantage, Brock Lesnar did possess an elite capacity in wrestling that he acquired from the collegiate level and professionally. The punching Muir endured from Lesnar was enough to break his skull; god forbid anything like that happening but Lesnar’s hands were the size of lunch boxes.   
 

A prime Royce Gracie wouldn’t stand a chance to today’s Brock Lesnar; Gracie would probably get hurt within the first round and almost certainly admit that size does matter. After UFC 100, I would hope the UFC would manipulate weight classes to minimize difference to prevent another lopsided beating on PPV. UFC 100 showcased the pinnacle level of Mixed Martial Arts, which I believe is far superior to the days of UFC 1.    

 

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July 14, 2009
I wanted to watch this but didn't get the chance. It sounded pretty brutal when I read about it the next day in the paper. What did you think of Lesnar's act after he won? It seemed like more appropriate for the WWE than the UFC.
July 14, 2009
What did Lesnar do after the fight? He actually used to be in the WWE.
July 14, 2009
I haven't seen the video, but I gather that he mocked Mir when Mir was clearly hurt and people started booing. He then gave the crowd the finger and encouraged the booing.
July 15, 2009
What Lesnar did at the end of the fight was pure Brock, I don't see Dana White keeping a lid on fighters that have an Alpha Dog mentality. To his credit he's been able to establish a fighter's code of conduct but make no mistake its unofficial. In comparison to UFC's beginnings, Brock's behavior is just another fighter's character. Tito Ortiz, Tank Abott, Shamrock, and Royce Gracie mocked their opponents and fans in the same sense. I say, go ahead Brock! This is a cage fight not WWE, this is for real!
July 15, 2009
Yeah...I see your point. White acted mad, but you have to wonder if it is good for the sport to have incidents like these. It probably makes fans more interested in watching and following the back stories.
 
July 14, 2009
Nice review man!  I didn't get to check out UFC 100, but I really wanted to as I was really interested in the Lesnar fight.  Did you know that ESPN actual covers UFC now?  I thought that was pretty cool.  Remember you can share you reviews now using the share box at the top of your review! 
 
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Tomorrow July 11, 2009 UFC will celebrate 100 major fight cards on pay per view. A feat only accomplished by two other promotions/sports, the WWE and Professional Boxing. Neither of them are on the same plane the UFC exist. Neither is as honest in the fashion the UFC presents its self. Both sports are combative in nature but neither of them are true in the aspect of once the bell rings its you or your opponent by any means necessary. Wrestling is staged(sorry kids) and boxing has …
Quick Tip by . March 06, 2010
The UFC is the Ultimate Fighting Championships. A contest was held in Denver in 1993 to see what "the best martial art" is Royce Gracie won.
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a U.S.-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, had a reputation as of 2008[update] as the largest MMA promotion in the world.[2] Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, owns and operates the UFC. The UFC focuses on the heavier weight classes in MMA, whereas its sister promotion, the WEC, focuses on the lighter weights.

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