Sports Nicknames - The Beast Incarnate, Vanilla Gorilla, The Next Big Thing

Brock Lesnar is an American-Canadian professional wrestler and a retired Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. He is one of the most dominant athletes the world has ever seen.

Brock Lesnar illustration.  Drawing.  Avatar art.  Nicknamed Vanilla Gorilla, The Beast and the Next Big Thing.  Professional wrestler and ruthless fighter.

Lesnar won the NCAA Wrestling Championship as a senior at University of Minesotta in year 2000. What followed was an amazing career in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Due to his brute strength and the way he handled his opponents with ease, his agent at the time gave him the nickname 'The Next Big Thing'. And sure enough, Brock became the promotion's youngest champion ever and it's biggest star. After many victories with a ruthless fighting style, another nickname for Brock emerged - 'The Beast Incarnate' or just simply 'The Beast'.

In 2004, a brief stint in the NFL was next in line for Brock Lesnar as he trained with the Minnesota Vikings. But he never quite made it in professional football, so back to the ring it was.

The peak fighting time for Lesnar were his years in the MMA promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He signed with them in 2008 and quickly won the heavyweight title. After a break due to illness, Brock came back and reclaimed the title. Lesnar was a brawler and terrorized his opponents in the ring. He was a box office sensation and he featured on some of the highest PPV events on record. Eventually, after a few losses, he retired from the UFC as the highest paid fighter in the promotion.

Brock Lesnar is back in the WWE and is enjoying a very successful career as a wrestler.

Another nickname that was attached to him by the WWE announcers due to his freakish physique is 'The Vanilla Gorilla'.


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