Brock Lesnar is one of the few athletes who has amassed massive success across multiple sports. Over the years, the WWE icon and former UFC heavyweight champion has instilled fear in countless athletes he has faced. One such personality that he continues to intrigue, among many, is the UFC commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan.
Being the leading voice of the Las Vegas-based promotion, Rogan has had multiple occasions to shake hands with ‘The Beast Incarnate.’ However, with a human specimen such as Lesnar, you can never be too sure of what to expect. And if we were to believe the former Fear Factor host, Lesnar’s sheer size would send chills down your spine.
On an episode of his renowned podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe briefly narrated how it feels to stand under the same roof as the 45-year-old giant. Speaking upon the superhuman strength of the WWE megastar, Joe says, “I mean, when you meet Brock Lesnar, you’re like, what the f*ck are you?”
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When the podcast guests asked Joe about his interaction with big-sized men, Rogan elaborated, “I had a joke about Brock Lesnar. I’m not worried that Brock Lesnar would f**k me. I’m worried, he would use me as a condom to f**k something way bigger.”
For fans unaware, Rogan botched Brock’s name back in the day right after the latter signed with the UFC. During the October 2007 broadcast of UFC 77, the promotion unveiled Lesnar as a UFC athlete. To discuss this further with the intrigued fans, Joe sat down with the WWE icon. However, the interview had the worst possible start written to it.
Brock who!? 😳 We lookback at @JoeRogan‘s intro to the future champ.
— UFC (@ufc) April 28, 2020
Joe unintentionally got Brock’s name wrong – he introduced him as “Brock Larsner.” Lesnar being Lesnar, he jokingly strangled the podcaster before saying, “Let’s get it right.” Followed by this, he went on to explain his signing with the promotion.
The UFC career and accomplishments of Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar (5-3-0 (1 NC)) carried along his enormous popularity from professional wrestling into the UFC in 2008. The South Dakota native made his promotional debut against Frank Mir at UFC 81. Unfortunately for Lesnar, things didn’t go as planned. Frank submitted the 6’3″ giant via kneebar in just the first round.
Despite losing his debut, Lesnar went on to win his next four bouts and also bagged the UFC heavyweight gold in the process. His first win came against Heath Herring at UFC 87, which secured him a title shot in a showdown with then-champion Randy Couture. Brock would go on to finish Randy within 2 rounds, winning the UFC strap in the same year he made his debut.
Followed by this, Lesnar went on to avenge his only loss at the time against Frank Mir at UFC 100. The highly touted event had the who’s who of MMA fighting on the same night. In the co-main event, Brock gave a one-sided beatdown to Mir, finishing him in less than 2 rounds. In an iconic post-fight speech alongside Joe Rogan, Lesnar took shots at the beer company Bud Light.
The former NCAA champion earned his first submission victory under the banner at UFC 116. Brock submitted Shane Carwin via arm triangle in round 2, successfully making a 2nd title defense. However, Brock’s title reign came to an end as Cain Velasquez would impose a beatdown upon him, finishing the WWE icon in round 1 of their October 2010 outing.
Followed by this, Lesnar took over a year off for his famous surgery regarding diverticulitis. The 45-year-old returned in December 2011 to welcome a debuting Alistair Overeem. In a lackluster performance, Brock got seemingly manhandled by ‘The Demolition Man’ before the fight was stopped by the referee.
After retiring from the sport for almost 5 years, Lesnar came back to grace the Octagon one final time. He faced and defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in 2016. Despite winning the contest via unanimous decision, the result was overturned after Brock tested positive for a banned substance.