JR Speaks on Lesnar’s Weigh-In, His UFC Buyrate Prediction, More

Nick Paglino

Jim Ross has updated his blog once again, this time focusing his comments on the UFC 91 PPV scheduled to take place tonight. Below are some highlights, and you can read the entire blog at JrsBarBQ.com:

-Ross on Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture: “We all have our opinions and I feel that, from watching the weigh in that Couture looked more relaxed and certainly looked to be in amazing cardio vascular condition. Couture’s camp thinks that Lesnar will fatigue by the 3rd round or so and are apparently counting on it…”Not knowing Lesnar’s true mental state of mind, one cannot accurately assess how ‘tight’ Lesnar actually is but he looked somewhat ‘off’ at the weigh in. However, that’s just one man’s opinion who has known Brock on a personal level for quite some time even though we have not communicated since he left the WWE.

“Lesnar can be distracted and handles pressure differently than many athletes. Nonetheless if Lesnar can have success early, gain some confidence and relax to the degree that he’s not psyching himself out I still see Lesnar winning but I am not as sold on that weak prediction as I was prior to the weigh in.”

-Ross on the UFC buyrate: “UFC officials are predicting north of one million pay-per-view buys but I don’t see it. The American economy is deplorable, the event isn’t sold out, and with PPV buys being discretionary purchases I would suggest that if UFC 91 gets 500,000-750,000 buys it should be considered a major success. Any one who argues that the economy won’t affect the number of buys is fooling one’s self.”

-Ross on the upcoming legends roundtable taping: “The addition to Cowboy Bill Watts to the Legends Roundtable to be taped in December will make the two shows we produce “must see” TV as Watts will hold nothing back, has no agenda other than his own personal opinions, and isn’t looking to get back in the biz. Watts’ opinions will be his and his alone and knowing Bill he will do all he can to steal the show from the other panelists. I will be a panelist on one show and the host of another as I understand it. The two topics we will be discussing are Texas Wrestling and the many, many top wrestling stars with Texas roots and African Americans and the contributions they have made in the wrestling business.

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