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Lesnar Brings More Than Pain


Here comes the pain!

It's a reference many fans of Brock Lesnar have heard throughout his career. Whether it be professional wrestling, professional football, or mixed martial arts, Lesnar has always done just that - brought the pain. Standing six foot two inches and weighing two hundred and sixty five pounds, and boasting a freakishly massive frame combined with his remarkable athletic background, Lesnar had few doubters regarding the potential of a bright future.

Following his historic collegiate career, Lesnar joined the WWE in pursuit of fulfilling his career. Lesnar wasted no time capturing World titles, the main event, and even headlining Wrestlemania XIX. However, the grueling life and travel of a professional wrestler (340 days per year) began to grow and wear Lesnar down mentally and physically. In a decision he was highly criticized for, he soon opted to quit, giving up fame and millions of dollars in return for his happiness.

Crtitics jumped all over the decision.
Lesnar later tried his hand at another dream, professional football. Despite not playing football since high school, Lesnar survived several cuts with the Minnesota Vikings. Lesnar was eventually cut before the start of the 2004 season. He was offered an invitation with the Vikings NFL Europe affiliate, however, Lesnar declined due to the travel, and time he would have to spend away from his family.

Skeptics scoffed at him passing up the opportunity.

Once again, criticized for his judgment, and many beginning to wonder if he will eventually make anything of his God-given talents, Lesnar returned to professional wrestling in Japan before finally throwing his name into the mixed martial arts world. And despite many believing he was a publicity stunt by UFC President, Dana White, Lesnar earned his way up the ranks through defeats, experience, and intense training.

After several years of wondering, "what in the world will Brock Lesnar do", we received our answer at UFC 91. Brock Lesnar defeated the legendary Randy Couture to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion. Regardless of your feelings for Lesnar, he has done it the right way. He followed his dreams, tried his hand at everything he has ever wanted, been heavily criticized, kept his family as his priority, prevailed over all, and most importantly, stayed true to his heart and never lost his soul.

Nevermind his decision to leave millions on the table in professional wrestling. Forget his decision to give up an opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings. Bypass the fact that he is the only person (and possibly ever will be) to be a NCAA National champion, hold a major wrestling title, headline a Wrestlemania, and become UFC Heavyweight champion. Forgo his success in everything hes done.

He's been ridiculed, criticized, chastised, labeled, misconstrued, and written off.

Throw it all out the window.

Brock is about more than bringing the pain.

Brock Lesnar has reminded us all that the greatest power behind an individual and his journey, is his belief in himself.

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