Despite impressive win, Lesnar still a work in progress

Brock Lesnar might be the man to beat in the heavyweight ranks, but he's still far from a finished product, writes Franklin McNeil.

Originally Published: November 16, 2008
By Franklin McNeil | Special to ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- There was never a doubt in Brock Lesnar's mind that he would become UFC heavyweight champion one day. That day came Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena before a sellout crowd of 14,272.

Lesnar, a powerfully built 6-foot-3, 265-pound mountain of a man, stopped defending titleholder Randy Couture at 3:07 of the second round. Although the fight's outcome wasn't a big surprise -- Lesnar was the favorite going in -- how it ended raised a few eyebrows.

Several days ago, Lesnar ...

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