After successfully completing the biggest heavyweight battle in UFC history, it was only fitting that Brock Lesnar’s face was plastered all over ESPN on the first business day of the week.
After posting a dramatic 2ndRound rally to unify the 265-pound belt against interim champion Shane Carwin at UFC 116, Lensar spoke with ESPN’s SportsCenter crew on Monday to discuss his latest accomplishment.
Lesnar has walked the line between grateful and giddy in all of his post-fight interviews since the emotional W. He usually thanks The Man upstairs first, then his fight team, family, and so on down the shout-out list. Today, Lesnar revealed more about his fight future in the final 15 seconds of the interview than he did all Saturday night at a post-fight press conference that was made to showcase the controversial champ.
“I’m excited to get back in the Octagon,” Lesnar emphatically told ESPN. “This morning I feel great. I want to actually get back in the gym and get back at it.”
Lesnar earned a cool $400,000 for entering the cage inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena and pocketed another $75K for taking home Submission of the Night honors. However, other somthin’ somethin’ commissions – such as pay-per-view bonuses and sponsorship dollars – are not required to be released. So, best believe Brock banked significantly more than the figures stated above.
Regardless, it appears he’s hungry for more. Much more. Top contender Cain Velasquez is anxiously waiting in the wings and it’s been rumored the pair may collide at UFC 119 on September 25th.
Please click the media player below to watch Lesnar on Monday’s edition of SportsCenter: