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Brock Lesnar: Two Wins From a Title Shot?

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So says Sam Caplan at CBS Sports:

...after surveying the landscape, it appears very likely that at most, Lesnar is only two consecutive wins away from a shot at the title. In fact, he could even be granted a shot with just one more victory; there isn't a long line of UFC heavyweight contenders.

Sam goes on to rank the UFC field and he's right, it's damn thin. Here's Sam's UFC heavyweight ranks:

  1. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
  2. Fabricio Werdum
  3. Gabriel Gonzaga
  4. Frank Mir
  5. Brock Lesnar
  6. Heath Herring
  7. Cheick Kongo
  8. Cain Velasquez
  9. Shane Carwin
  10. Antoni Hardonk
It's easy to see where Lesnar could earn a shot quick with a win over Gonzaga or Werdum. Could he beat those guys? Definitely, but he could also get caught in a submission by either one.