Originally Posted by Dr. Mabuse
Except Tyson was a brutal puncher and not scared to get hit. Lesnar is a great fighter for many reasons but his standup is garbage. He does not like getting hit. When he first got tagged by Carwin he went running around like a chicken with no head. It was almost painful to watch. If, and it's a big if, Cain can make good contact on the feet and avoid the take down right away, Lesnar could be in trouble. I think too much is being made about the size difference in that match-up.
Well, to be fair, no one likes getting hit by Carwin. I give Lesnar props for not going to sleep like everyone else before him after catching a punch flush, though he never took one on the button. If Carwin could get the "KO combo" - uppercut followed by a hook to the exposed jaw, he might have put Lesnar away. But that wasn't the case, and the rest is history.
That said, Lesnar has been paused by strikes from Randy and Frank Mir, and nearly stopped last night. He showed last night that he has a chin, but he is not invulnerable by any means, and he doesn't move his head much (action figures have limited mobility,) so I can see a very good striker with good takedown defense having a chance. In Cain's case, I think that it's a really outside chance though.