Can a professional wrestler win a fight in real life?
Brock Lesnar and CM Punk are all professional wrestlers, but do they have the same chances in a fight in real life?
Of course not! Brock Lesnar is a 6 ft 3 in, a 280-pound gorilla who went to the UFC and beat the best fighters the heavyweight division had to offer, then became the UFC heavyweight champion.
Brock knocked out Randy Couture who was a six-time UFC champion and an MMA legend
Brock Knocked out Frank Mir who is a former UFC champion
Brock Lesnar submitted Shane Carwin who is a former UFC champion as well
Brock Lesnar went to the UFC and sat on the top of the food chain without having any serious martial skills:
- Lensar’s knowledge in striking was very poor, he flinched whenever he received a punch.
- His knowledge in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was close to zero: In their first match, Frank Mir caught him with a basic kneebar that he didn’t even recognize until he found himself tapping.
- But don’t forget that Lesnar had a serious background in amateur wrestling.
Brock Lesnar won due to his brute strength and heart.
I guarantee you that if this behemoth of a man finds himself in a self-defense situation things will go his way, and obviously, all my prayers go to the other person.
Now CM Punk
The man walks around 185 pounds at his best with no visible muscles, he fought in the welterweight division (170 lbs) and looked as normal as any ordinary man.
He doesn’t have any martial arts skills to compensate for his lack of strength like Brock Lesnar does.
What do you expect from the man? Does he have the same chance in a fight as Brock Lesnar?
Of course not!
CM Punk went to the UFC in 2016 and tried to replicate Brock Lesnar’s success, the UFC gave him a rookie who had only two fights in MMA, Mickey Gall, he was 2-0.
The UFC didn’t want to throw CM Punk to the wolves of the welterweight division and didn’t want to make it a mismatch. They were fair to him!
CM Punk was finished within two minutes of the first round with a submission!
He literally didn’t stand a chance, it was simply a mismatch!
And that is why, my friend, the answer is: IT DEPENDS ON THE WRESTLER.