Former NCAA Division I football player and WWE professional wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a helluva athlete. He also knows former NCAA Division I wrestling champ, UFC heavyweight champ and WWE star Brock Lesnar better than most.
To promote the release of all of Brock Lesnar's UFC fights on UFC Fight Pass, the promotion interviewed "The Rock" about his fellow pro wrestler and the movie star had rave reviews (video below). According to Johnson, no one will ever accomplish what Lesnar did in the UFC's heavyweight division, as fast as he did.
In 2007, Lesnar had fought just once, but still signed with the UFC. In his first match, Lesnar was thrown to the wolves and matched up against former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir.
Lesnar lost to Mir but then went on a tear, winning four straight fights, including a rematch against Mir and a UFC title bout against legend Randy Couture. Lesnar then repeatedly got sick and nearly died from diverticulitis complications.
Lesnar lost his title to Cain Velasquez in 2010 and then lost again to Alistair Overeem in 2011. He then retired from MMA and has returned to professional wrestling.
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