Lesnar Impresses Big Names - Kongo Next
Lesnar makes a believer out of Dana White
By Steve Cofield
UFC president Dana White was at a loss for words in the UFC 87 post-fight press conference when asked about Brock Lesnar. Lesnar handled veteran Heath Herring easily winning 30-26 on all three scorecards.
White said on Thursday that he didn't agree with Lesnar's notion that he should fight the best right off the bat in UFC. Three days later White is a Lesnar convert.
"I'm telling you I'm blown away by his performance tonight," said White. "One of our guys said it looks like he's hitting him with lunch boxes. The guy is a phenomenon. I'll be honest, I didn't think he could come in here with no fights and compete at this level, he proved me wrong."
It sounds like most of the fighters are also on board with Lesnar's potential:
"After that first fight against Mir, I had all the guys come up to me... Hughes, Liddell, Rampage and said this guy is going to be scary in a couple of years. He's a monster. I don't know what guys are going to want to fight him."
The word swirling around the media room was that UFC may try to make a Cheick Kongo-Lesnar fight next.
Personally, I would like to see Brock versus Kongo next. Nice to see that he is getting the attention and respect of some big name MMA veterans.