The UFC Hall of Fame currently has eight members with each individual having made a unique impact on the organization and MMA in general. As the sport progresses and fighters age the elite fraternity will undoubtedly grow. In fact, Tito Ortiz and B.J. Penn have already been linked to future inductions by UFC President Dana White. However, there’s another man who has merited discussion on whether or not he deserves to join the group – Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar only fought for the UFC seven times but arguably did as much in his abbreviated career as most do with twice his in-ring appearances. Based on those accomplishments, as well as the mainstream interest he merited, even Hall of Famer Randy Couture has jumped on the Lesnar bandwagon where future enshrinement is concerned.
“I think anybody who has gone in there, won the title…whether it’s been four fights or six fights or whatever, he still made a huge impact on our sport,” said Couture on this week’s episode of UFC Tonight when asked about the possibility of Lesnar in the Hall of Fame. “I think it’s justified.”
“No one will probably ever, EVER have that kind of impact in that short amount of time,” host Kenny Florian added.
The former heavyweight champion retired after some health-related issues leading up to a loss to Alistair Overeem in late December. He has since re-joined WWE.
Watch Couture talk about Lesnar below, who beat him for the title in 2008, as well as a few other topics in the episode’s “Ask the Analyst” segment:
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