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Lesnar proves he belongs in the Octagon

Brock Lesnar earned more than just a unanimous decision over Heath Herring at UFC 87 on Saturday -- he won the respect and adoration of MMA fans as well.

Originally Published: August 10, 2008
By Franklin McNeil | Special to ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- The moment Brock Lesnar entered the Target Center, a sellout crowd of 15,082 was on its feet cheering wildly. Making only his second Octagon appearance and vying for his first win there, Lesnar soaked up the support on Saturday at UFC 87 in his hometown.

That ovation served to reassure Lesnar this night would be different. Against Heath Herring, one of the world's top heavyweights, Lesnar proved he deserved to be called a mixed martial artist and belonged in the Ultimate ...

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