Brock Lesnar on the cover of UFC Magazine
Sep 16, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
For Immediate Release:
September 16, 2010
ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HOLDER
BROCK LESNAR GRACES COVER OF UFC® MAGAZINE
The biggest and baddest man on the planet is featured in the most recent issue
as he prepares to battle Cain Velasquez in his own backyard
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Las Vegas, NV (USA) – With the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) heavyweight division better than itâ€™s ever been, itâ€™s nothing short of amazing that champion Brock Lesnar has been able to dominate with four straight UFC victories in the loaded class.
Lesnar took some time during his training to take a look at the cover of the newest issue, and the UFC heavyweight champion was truly honored.
“Wow,” exclaimed a smiling Lesnar, while looking at the cover for the first time. “This is my coolest one yet. It was a huge win for me, coming back from being sick. I took a major ass-whooping in the first round and to come back and seal the deal in the second – Iâ€™m very excited. Thatâ€™s a cool cover. Thanks to the fans and thanks to the UFC.”
As Lesnar receives the honor of gracing the cover of UFC Magazine, heâ€™s back working hard in the gym, getting ready for his toughest test to date against undefeated up-and-comer Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 in Anaheim, California on October 23.
In addition to focusing on the Lesnar vs Velasquez clash, the cover story also rounds up the heavyweight divisionâ€™s top contenders, including Junior Dos Santos, Shane Carwin, Frank Mir, Mirko Cro Cop, Roy Nelson, “Minotauro” Nogueira and Cheick Kongo.
Also in the current issue of UFC Magazine, a Q & A with UFC President Dana White conducted by the fans, a preview of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter®, featuring coaches UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Josh Koscheck, a look at former Girl Next Door and one-time Octagon GirlÃ¢â€ž¢ Holly Madison, a hero vs. heel story on middleweight contender Michael Bisping and a feature on longtime UFC cutman Leon Tabbs.
UFC Magazine debuted in June of 2009, and quickly shot up the retail charts to become one of the best-selling menâ€™s magazines on the newsstand. UFC Magazine is sold at more than 40,000 different retail locations across the country.
In addition to Lesnar, previous UFC Magazine covers have featured UFC athletes Randy Couture, Anderson Silva, Chuck Liddell, Rampage Jackson as well as UFC President Dana White.
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