5 Moments That Defined Brock Lesnar’s MMA Legacy

A polarizing figure that the MMA world won’t soon forget.

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Brock Lesnar is easily one of the most polarizing figures in mixed martial arts history. He began his UFC career having already established himself as a star in professional wrestling, which led to opportunities he may not have otherwise received. Moreover, the 6'3" former NCAA Division I wrestling standout was no stranger to controversy or hardship outside the cage either.

That being said, controversial or not, when Brock Lesnar fought, people tuned in to watch. In terms of pay-per-view buy rates, he is one of the biggest draws the sport has ever seen. Of course, simply being a box office attraction doesn't necessarily make one a great fighter.

Now that the 41-year-old heavyweight has decided to hang his MMA gloves up for good, it's time to take a look at Brock Lesnar's complex MMA career.

How will Lesnar be remembered as a fighter? Was he simply an overhyped pro wrestler who could sell pay-per-views? Will the former champ be remembered as a man who defeated multiple legends inside the Octagon? Perhaps, for some fans, Brock Lesnar will go down as another PED user whose accomplishments are suspect at best.

To help answer these questions, it's time to take a look at the moments that will define Brock Lesnar's MMA legacy.

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From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.