While his past employment as a WWE superstar initially served as a roadblock in jump starting a legitimate mixed martial arts career, Brock Lesnar claims his days as a professional wrestler has helped him immensely.
“I’ve got no nerves, no jitters coming into this fight,” Lesnar said of his relaxed mindset. “I’m well prepared and without the WWE I wouldn’t be as prepared as I am now – as far as dealing with the press and dealing with the visibility, so it’s a good thing.
“I’ve done a gazillion interviews. This is probably somewhere in the thirties of pay-per-views that I’ve participated in. I’ve headlined and main evented probably 25 pay-per-view events.”
We get it. Brock’s been on the big stage countless times in his career. However, he’s never faced an adversary as imposing as interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin – at least not in a REAL scrap.
While UFC president Dana White can’t stop pushing UFC 116 as “the biggest heavyweight battle in history,” it’s just another day at the office for Lesnar – courtesy of his years inside the squared-circle between 2002 to 2004.
“This isn’t my first rodeo. I enjoy it,” Lesnar said of headlining PPV blockbusters. “And I’m not saying that to be a pompous prick about it, but these are the facts and this is just what it is.
“I was pushing my fights in the WWE and always pushing big pay-per-views, so it’s the same thing. I just got to get out and execute and fight for real.”
To catch the conclusion to this unscripted thriller, tune in to 5thRound.com for our exclusive coverage of tonight’s festivities inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Live coverage begins at approximately 7:20PM ET/4:20PM PT.
(Quotes provided by MMAWeekly.com)