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WWE’s Jim Ross picks Brock Lesnar to win at UFC 91

In a new blog entry, World Wrestling Entertainment play-by-play announcer Jim Ross offered his pick for tonight’s much anticipated matchup between UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture and former WWE heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. And it’s no surprise that Ross is picking his former colleague to walk away with the victory at UFC 91.

“If Lesnar can have success early, gain some confidence and relax to the degree that he’s not psyching himself out I still see Lesnar winning,” writes Ross. “If Lesnar can relax, weather the storm the first couple of rounds that Brock has the better chance of winning.”

In the past, Ross has worked in the WWE’s front office as a Vice President of Talent Relations. While serving in that role, he was credited as the man responsible for getting Lesnar to come to pro wrestling soon after he became the NCAA heavyweight champion in 2002.

While Ross is picking Lesnar to win, he still isn’t going overboard in spite of their past affiliation.

“I’m not overly sold on my prediction and if I were in Vegas Saturday night I would not bet a dime as it really is too close to call and too unpredictable to figure out, at least for me it is,” the veteran broadcaster added.

In addition to making a prediction in the blog entry, Ross also commented on the UFC’s prediction that UFC 91 could accumulate as many as 1.2 million buys.

“UFC officials are predicting north of (one million) PPV buys but I don’t see it,” states Ross. “The American economy is deplorable, the event isn’t sold out, and with PPV buys being discretionary purchases I would suggest that if UFC 91 gets 500,000-750,000 buys it should be considered a major success. Anyone who argues that the economy won’t affect the number of buys is fooling one’s self.”

  • KTru says:

    No way, no freaking way, Jim Ross picked Lesnar

    I am shocked, what an unbelievable pick he has made.
    What a surprise I tell you……..

  • warmingo says:

    I pick lesnar by a jerry “The King” lawler fireball from the top of the cage

  • HexRei says:

    haha, ross’s picture reminds me of an unhappy cabbage patch kid. 😀

  • Newport says:

    Although I’m sure many people will rag on this being posted because it’s WWE affliated, I always enjoy Jim Ross’s take. His blogs on UFC/MMA events are always a good read.

  • Bad Monkey says:

    I’m surprised Ross didn’t say he thought the fight would be a “Pier 6 brawl!!”. It would be funny to hear Jim Ross commentate a UFC fight with his patented over the top style. I can hear him now, “Lesnar just broke Randy in half!!! Oh my God! Oh my God!! Can we get somebody down here?!?!”

  • bloodypuddy says:

    @ Bad Monkey

    lol, that is classic.

  • God Ol JR says:

    Oh my God oh my god brock lesnar is broken in half

  • KTru says:

    # HexRei on November 15th, 2008 3:43 pm

    haha, ross’s picture reminds me of an unhappy cabbage patch kid. 😀

    Garbage Pail Kid, lol, good one Hex

  • romano says:

    he as 100 percent accurate…wow

  • HexRei says:

    I dunno if that’s wow-worthy, a flipped coin is right 50% of the time


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