Ken Shamrock is under the impression that Brock Lesnar could have found more success in the UFC, if the promotion used him correctly.
“I think Brock mentally got beat, but I always thought that they didn’t treat Brock right either,” said Shamrock on the SNETCF channel. “I thought they threw him in too soon. He’s fighting guys that had 20 fights in his second fight because he’s so massive and so impressive. If he would have got groomed properly, he could’ve been the best fight in any weight class, best pound-for-pound ever.”
Lesnar entered the UFC with one career fight, which was a win, when he met Frank Mir. In his UFC debut, Lesnar put him on the ground early, but a quick mistake allowed Mir to grab the leg for the tap out. Two wins later and Lesnar was the UFC heavyweight champion at just 3-1.
The former WWE champion made two title defenses before dropping the belt to Cain Velasquez. He retired a year later upon a round one stoppage loss to Alistair Overeem. He was 5-3 at the time of his retirement.
Lesnar has since returned to the WWE and took a win on the Extreme Rules pay-per-view earlier in the month.
At 49-years-old, Shamrock returns to the sport after nearly 30 months off when he challenges Ian Freeman. They headline UCFC 5 on July 27 from the Keepmoat Stadium in England.