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Lesnar got into UFC because Dana knew that he would make money off of his character, and he had an amateur wrestling background that would give him a hand in MMA fights.

Can you guys think of any other reasons why Lesnar got into UFC besides what I've already listed above?

If other WWE superstars had background in amateur wrestling too, would they also have been able to get a shot too?
 

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Re: List more reasons why Lesnar got into UFC besides his background in amateur wrest

What other reasons do you need? What other reasons could there be?


The guy was an accomplished amateur wrestler and wanted to try MMA. Dana saw it as a way to generate a tremendous buzz and money, so he gave him a shot. There's really nothing more to read into there.
 

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Re: List more reasons why Lesnar got into UFC besides his background in amateur wrest

And why didn't he let Lashley in then, when he also had amateur wrestling background too?
 

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Re: List more reasons why Lesnar got into UFC besides his background in amateur wrest

Dana has said in interviews that the guy is a freak, its not normal for someone so big to be that athletic. He was getting labeled the next big thing in MMA so Dana picked him up. Makes perfect sense doesn't really need explaining. There's more reasons but Mr.White is a genius and he saw potential and dollar signs
 

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Re: List more reasons why Lesnar got into UFC besides his background in amateur wrest

Lesnar strikes me as a guy who loves to challenge and prove himself

plus MMA was booming crazy from 02 to 09, still is but not as that period of time
 

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Re: List more reasons why Lesnar got into UFC besides his background in amateur wrest

* Money
* Less Travel
* More time with family
 

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Re: List more reasons why Lesnar got into UFC besides his background in amateur wrest

And why didn't he let Lashley in then, when he also had amateur wrestling background too?

Why should he have let Lashley in? Because he too was a amateur wrestler who got into MMA, like Brock Lesnar? It's a business, so maybe Dana doesn't see financial potential in Lashley like he did in Brock, seeing as how Brock came out of WWE with a pretty big name. Lashley didn't. He wasn't a top star with a HUGE push that was pretty big deal and arguably, face of the company like Brock was.
 
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