With Shane Carwin out of UFC 125, so how about Brock Lesnar vs. Big Country?
Shane Carwin has pulled out of his UFC 125 bout with Roy Nelson due to an undisclosed back injury, according to “Showdown” Joe Ferraro. Now, in an ideal world, the newly humbled Brock Lesnar would be slotted in against Nelson in a battle of behemoths that evokes the best (and worst) of the great PRIDE mismatches.
I really think Nelson’s ability to throw and eat leather would give Lesnar trouble on the feet and his immense girth would almost surely nullify Lesnar’s wrestling-based ground attack. At least, it’s fun to entertain the thought of Lesnar being completely incapable of beating a Weeble Wobble like Big Country.
Of course, that’s not likely – at least not yet – simply because Lesnar would still have to clear medicals and express a desire to compete again so soon after losing the heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez. Instead, we’ll probably get Frank Mir or better yet Brendan Schaub stepping up – assuming he’s in shape to fight after his tough decision win over Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 121.