Oh, so ‘wrestling is fake and wrestlers aren’t really athletes’ huh? Well, try telling that to this guy:
At 6 foot 3 inches (1.91 m) and weighing 286lbs (130kg), Brock Lesnar is one of the biggest and most popular stars in the WWE today. In real-life he is also known to be a bona fide badass, skilled in many ways in making people hurt.
This is one dude you really don’t want to mess with. Nonetheless, for anyone with a death wish, you could probably tell him “wrestling is fake” to his face, and maybe antagonise him even further by calling him his childhood nickname “Broccoli”.
Here’s just a few possible scenarios we see for your future:
1. He could knock you out with one punch.
During his time training for UFC, Brock Lesnar registered a punch strength of nearly 1,350 pounds per square inch (psi) on a punching bag.
What does that mean?
Mike Tyson is supposed to have the hardest punch ever measured at 1,800 psi. Still 1,350 psi will still mess up your face, given it takes martial artists about 687 psi of force to break a concrete slab 1.5 inches thick.
You probably wouldn’t die, but you might have a massive headache for weeks to come.
2. He could squash you.
For a big guy, Brock Lesnar is surprisingly agile. Before his first stint in the WWE, Lesnar trained at Ohio Valley Wrestling, where his regular “finishing move” was the “Shooting Star Press.”
The move however is one of the most dangerous manoeuvres in professional wrestling, and Lesnar has since only attempted it twice during his WWE career.
For safety, of course there have measures introduced to prevent major injuries from happening due this move; nevertheless just imagine what would happen in real life if 130kg of pure muscle comes flying through the air and crash-landing right on top of you.
3. He could lift you up and toss you around
According to his former WWE colleague Kurt Angle, Lesnar could easily bench press over 600 pounds (272 kg) and do squat lifts of over 1,000 pounds (453 kg).
Not convinced? Check out his workout here.
So unless you happen to be the world’s heaviest living man, Khalid Bin Mohsen Shaari from Saudi Arabia, who weighed 610kg at his peak, we’re pretty certain that Brock could lift you over his head and toss you into the dumpster.
4. He could out-fight you.
Prior to joining the WWE, Brock Lesnar was already making waves nationally as one of the best collegiate amateur wrestlers.
In high school, he had a wrestling record of 33–0–0 in his senior year. Later, when he went on to the University of Minnesota, he became the National Collegiate Athletics Association champion, finishing his amateur career as a two-time NJCAA All-American, two-time NCAA All-American, two-time Big Ten Conference Champion, with a record of 106–5 overall in four years of college.
After leaving the WWE in 2004, he picked up Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and became the Ultimate Fighting Championship Heavyweight champion in 2008.
This is where he learnt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu moves like the “Kimura Lock”, which he still uses today in the WWE – notably “breaking” the arm of WWE CEO Triple H.
5. He’s faster than you.
So far, we’ve talked about how Lesnar could potentially beat you up. But you might be thinking right now, “you know what, I’ll just run away from him.”
Well, we’ve got bad news for you. Lesnar’s fast, really fast.
After quitting the WWE the first time around, Lesnar considered going into American Football. At one of his trials, he was clocked running 40 yards (36.6m) at 4.9 seconds. Theoretically, that means he could run the 100m dash in around 13 seconds – impressive for a guy weighing 130kg!
So just remember, never mess with this dude, cause there’s no where to run, no place to hide and nothing much to save you.
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