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UFC NEWS – Lesnar Answers Critics: “I Can Take A Punch, I’ve Yet To Be knocked Out”


“I think it’s a bunch of bulls—. The fights that I’ve gotten hit, I’ve stood and banged with Heath Herring, Randy Couture, Frank Mir — I’ve taken a lot of shots. I mean, Shane Carwin. And I’ve yet to be knocked out. I had refs stop a fight for a submission and a TKO, which is a referee stoppage. I’ve never been knocked out cold… Any time you’re on top, whatever it is, and I don’t care if it’s the business world or it’s in farming or fighting — and those are all things that I’m in — there’s people out to get you. There’s criticism. I don’t know if it’s just that people don’t like to see other people succeed, or just if they want to see them fail.”

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, tells MMAfighting.com that he is well prepared for the punching power of Alistair Overeem.

After facing big knockout artists like Shane Carwin and Cain Velasquez and not going to sleep Lesnar seemed convinced that he indeed not only has a chin, but has a very good chin.

However, in facing a K-1 Grand Prix champion he has a different animal on his hands and many think that his only chance at success will be to take the fight immediately to the ground

Thoughts?

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50 Comments to UFC NEWS – Lesnar Answers Critics: “I Can Take A Punch, I’ve Yet To Be knocked Out”

  1. aaxantonio says:

    if he gets in one good punch reem will go to sleep, he has no chin, but i expect brock to put him to sleep with ground and pound

    • Roberto says:

      Brock has a chin and like we all witnessed he wasn’t knocked out cold, ref stoppage. During his fight against Carwin his chin was tested and luckily the ref didn’t stop the fight due to TKO. I predict the “Reem” will be overly conservative against Brock – similar to the fight with Werdum.

    • Xaninho says:

      He’s been (T)KO’d 5 times in a 45 fights MMA career… That’s not a whole lot in my opinion.

  2. snooks says:

    The guy has been on the brink of being ko’d twice and he doesn’t have ten fights under his belt for Fuck sake…

  3. fightgreg says:

    With every strike Brock should shoot in. His wrestling and g&p is off the charts. Haven’t seen enough of Allstar ovary to comment.

  4. Zack says:

    Brock just doesn’t know what to do when he gets rocked. He gets hit and panics. He did better against carwin in recovering. This is not Shane carwin tho. He can’t afford to get rocked and put himself in a bad position against overeem. Now is not the time to test and see if Brock has improved his striking.

    • penn fan says:

      100% agree

      • Brandon says:

        Exactly. We’ll assume he’s been training his ass off in stand up, but I wouldn’t test it either. Just put Overeem on the ground & take him out. I think that’s what Dana White wants anyway.

        • Geraldo says:

          100% agree. i would not risk it. just do way u do best and wrestle him to the ground and turn his face into a halloween mask with ground and pound.

  5. penn fan says:

    he hasn’t been KO’d true… but it doesn’t mean he can take a punch. no one likes to get hit… but brock, more than most, doesn’t like it. covers up and looks like he’s just praying for it to stop. i’m not saying reem is gonna win, idk who’s gonna win. i’m just saying the criticism about brock not taking a punch well is justified. other fighters have shown to remain calm and stick to the game plan even after they take a shot… brock, not so much. not yet anyway. turtles up after being tagged.

    • A.James says:

      He’s been a big man his whole life. Being hit is something totally foreign to him and he panics. His issues with being hit are in his head.

    • King Corvid says:

      Some guys with strong wrestling bases are fortunate enough to train at gyms with elite strikers before they ever step foot in a cage. Others stick to their strengths and have varying levels of success. It’s all about training and believe it or not you have to train the panic reaction away. Getting hit clean is a jarring experience and only years of training and sparrring can aclimate a person it. It’s all muscle memory and repetition. Trusting your body will know what to do without thinking.

    • Brandon says:

      No, all tyhis proves is he DOES have chin. Look at the guys who have TKO’d him.

      Guys who TOUCH your face with their giant bear paws and you go to sleep. He took what they had to offer, that’s a lot more than, well, ANYONE else who’s fought Carwin (except JDS) can say.

  6. deezy says:

    Agreed… but did u see overeems last fight…..he looked like garbage. Brocks beating overeem by tko

  7. T.DADDY says:

    Brock is gonna put reem on his back and smother him for a tko victory..

    Brock all day!

    Junkie is still a bitchhhh

  8. G says:

    I dislike how Lesnar doesn’t seem to understand what the critics are saying. They’re not saying that when he gets hit, he goes unconscious. They’re saying that when he gets hit, he looks like a nerd who just got hit — he crumples up and runs away. That’s what everyone means when they say Lesnar can’t take a hit. Like many of the other posters here said, he looks like he doesn’t know what to do when he takes a big hit.

  9. gk says:

    can’t wait for this fight. I was quite unhappy when Diaz v. GSP did not happen. Overeem v. Lesnar is my second most anticipated fight this year.

  10. G says:

    Lesnar only has seven fights in the UFC. Ultimately, that’s still untested. I love how people talk about him like he’s had seventeen fights or something. Lesnar’s very new to the sport and still almost out the door. He probably has three fights left in him.

  11. Michael de la Cruz says:

    He hasn’t been knocked out, cause he folds up like a lawn chair. I’m hoping he throws caution to the wind and delivers an old fashioned American ass whoopin!

  12. CanILive says:

    i hope reem demolishes him then grabs the mic and goes “IS THIS NOT WHY YOU ARE HERE?!”

  13. Tapout A Warrior says:

    I hate that he got started so late in life. Could you imagine a Brock with JDS like boxing. Scary thought. He has a good chin, but tests it way too often. Work on boxing and jiu jitsu and stop focussing so much on strength and wrestling. You wont lose it lol

  14. Ruben says:

    He can take punches but he’s terrified of doing so

  15. Diezel says:

    Brock Can absorb a punch,Any other guy on the planet would have been stopped If they took that kind of onslaught by Carwin In my opinion, Kudo’s to Rosenthal for not stopping it too early. I can see this fight ending with an Overeem K.O. or By Brock pounding him like a prison bitch. Its anybody’s Fight I think, Just depends on who gets the first Hard punch or takedown. Frank mir says the odds makers are wrong, That Lesnar will all but Kill Overeem, Thats interesting coming from a guy who’s pretty honest about his and other fighters strenghts and weakness. I will say the fight will end quickly either way, So thank God there is the Cerrone vs Diaz fight, That one should be the fight of the night. I really don’t care for any card that Jon Fitch is on tho… But there are 2 fights at least that will make it worth it.

  16. steve says:

    brock has a solid chin. but he can’t take a punch he cowers back like a little girl. but you gotta remember these are hard punches strong heavyweights. shane carwin was knockin everyone out yet he couldnt do it when he hit brock.

  17. Kevin a says:

    Overeem gasses by the second round, brock GnP tko victory, or a sneeky submission like carwin….cardio will be the key to this fight, mark my word……

  18. Matt mma fan 4 life trout man says:

    Like bj penn says ” it’s not how hard you can hit, it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” That being said I believe Brock has addressed his “glass jaw” and is intelligent to know he needed to start sparring more than once a week. Brock via smother and GNP 1 st rd

  19. mmaislandjunkie says:

    easy to say youve never been knocked out when the moment u take a hit u curl up into the fetal position waiting for papa ref to save your ass.

  20. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I swear, Cain KO’ed Brock. It certainly looked that way. Either way no one can argue that he doesn’t have a chin. He has a great chin.

  21. Xaninho says:

    December 30th 2011, put that date in your agenda Lesnar…It’ll will be your first time.

  22. Mike Cannon jr. says:

    Bet u can’t take my punch !!… Bitch!!!. The dude has been tkod how many times??.. The reason he claims he hasn’t been ko… Is cause he ain’t man enuff to fight… The first little hit.. And he’s turtles up on the floor…. Like a man being stung by a million hornets..lmfao….. Sad thing is… If ur a fan of this poser…. That makes u even more pathetic than him…..

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