MMA legend Bas Rutten had some thoughts on Brock Lesnar's decision to remain with the WWE rather than return to the UFC. El Guapo didn't attack Lesnar for his decision, but he did say he it was the right decision for Lesnar because he feels Lesnar wasn't capable of taking some hard shots from UFC's heavyweights.
In an interview with Submission Radio, Rutten says Lesnar made the right call to stay with the WWE because Rutten feels Lesnar wouldn't have the chin or desire to go through the grueling UFC fights.
“Yes, it’s the right decision," he said. "No, he shouldn’t do MMA anymore, because you could tell that he didn’t enjoy to get hit. You know? And I’m not saying that a fighter needs to enjoy getting hit, but at least they shouldn’t be afraid of it. Once you start looking away from punches, that means that something you’re doing wrong here. Either in training you’re not going all the way, or they tell their sparring partners that they cannot hit the head."
El Guapo continued, saying he didn't see the desire in Lesnar while he was in the UFC to improve on his weaknesses.
"It’s something that is not forbidden. You cannot shy away from punches, because that doesn’t work in Mixed Martial Arts. You have to fix that problem. We didn’t see him fix it over the time. If the heart is not in it, man it’s like with me, after I lost my last time I was so angry with myself. I could not believe that I still couldn’t do the ground game. I just started doing it two to three times a day, every day, and then suddenly it started clicking. Click, click, click, you know? You work on your weaknesses. That’s what you do. And you know I didn’t see that with him. He’s a phenomenal athlete, don’t get me wrong, but yeah. No, I think it’s the right decision for him.”
I'm a huge fan of both guys, so if Lesnar has any beef with what Rutten said, Vince McMahon should book a match for WrestleMania 32!
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