Originally Posted by khoveraki
Maybe because Cheick Kongo took Cain down, Gonzaga took Carwin down and mounted him, Vera took Couture down...
And as I said, Brock took them all down. Gonzaga also took Junior down if i remember correctly though i do recall him getting straight back to his feet.
I believe, strongly, that Brock will be able to get Junior down and keep him there. I will be mightily impressed if Junior can stave of ANY of Brocks shots, and give him credit for it, but i just dont see him stopping them all - and Brock only needs one. WHEN Brock gets him down i think the fight will look alot like Mir 2.
Brock should be the favourite in this fight. Junior has infinitely better standup than Brock, but so has everyone he has faced. Brocks wrestling (with the exception of the Cain fight, which was down to his mistakes just as much as Cains abilities) allows him to dictate were the fight goes. Juniors boxing will become irrelvent when he is on his back with a 265 Division 1 National Champion controlling him and punching him in the face.
I do appreciate what you're saying with regards to people underestimating Junior's wrestling because he has no amateur wrestling accolades. This is a valid point to some extent, but the fact that he hasnt wrestled anywhere near as long as Brock, Cain etc does come into it. GSP is an exception - i doubt Junior has that kind of ability hiding behind his boxing.
Everything i say is speculation, i may well be proven completely wrong, but i would bet the house on Lesnar. But i appreciate you're a big JDS fan, and i respect your opinion. (I am actually a big Junior fan too, i've even met him, and he's a really nice guy).