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Old 10-01-2008, 10:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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But that's unfortunately the negative outlook that come with anyone in Lesnar's position, given his name recognition. It wouldn't be palpable, from a business standpoint, to build Brock on the undercard (much like Velasquez or Carwin) when he already has mainstream popularity to his credit, and the shear ability to draw endlessly on his name alone.

It's a double edged sword in that manner, where he's guaranteed to be rushed into the spotlight despite having not legitimized his spot in the sport. Kimbo is getting the exact same treatment, only difference is that EliteXC executives are promptly building his experience without providing him with any dangerous match-ups.
I know that Brock really didn't have an option with his popularity, but I believe that Carwin---who shares numerous similarities with Lesnar---is an example of what Lesnar would have been, had he not been named "Brock Lesnar". Carwin is simply more deserving of the spotlight, he has a similar but more developed skillset and he's massive, but unfortunately for him, he isn't as well known. He is the no-name version of Lesnar.
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Carwin has obvious skills but his wrestling has been somewhat overhyped as of late. Although they both seem to possess natural striking technique, have dynamite for hands, and good size/strength over most HW's in the division, which is always a plus.

I would favor Lesnar if they were to fight primarily because his collegiate credentials on paper are more accomplished and he's the bigger man of the two, having just as much natural athleticism and explosiveness. Carwin could always end it with one punch, but if he can't defend Brock's shot he'll be fending off his back for the entire fight.
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I like lesnar and may he do well but I think Carwin would take him, he is big enough not be controlled by lesnar for 3 rounds, and brock won't find many people like that, also he would probably beat lesnar to the punch and hits harder than anyone he will go in against.
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