It’s been over two weeks since UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar openly admitted to making a fool of himself after unifying the title at UFC 100. As the hysteria of the historic event dies down, Lesnar has continued his apologetic campaign.
“It was an emotional (victory), I’ll put it that way. That’s for sure,” Lesnar stated on KFAN’s morning show based in Minneapolis.
“Like I said, it was a very emotional win for me. 17 months, an eight week training camp. There was a lot of build up for this. Frank [Mir] and I were supposed to fight in May. He backed out and said he had gotten hurt. I had heard some different things. This guy was biding his time. Frank’s a huge fan of the fight industry. He wanted to be part of the UFC 100. I felt like there was some things I wasn’t being informed on. I just wasn’t sure how everything was going. Finally, to get my hands on the SOB was just a blessing.”
There was no denying Lesnar’s superior strength and skills during his 2Round domination of Mir, however it was his WWE-like antics after the victory that has had mixed martial arts enthusiasts up in arms for the past week, including his current boss.
“It’s not who we are, and, to be honest, it’s not who he is,” UFC president Dana White said of Lesnar’s antics. “I was blown away. I don’t think in the history of the UFC we’ve had anybody do that.”
White was so disgusted that he B-lined for the champ’s locker room the very instant their monumental show wrapped in order to tear Lesnar a new one.
“He was thrilled as far as the fight was concerned,” Lesnar said of White. “The only thing Dana was kind of a little upset about – when he came back to the locker room after the fight, anytime I mess with their sponsors, that was probably what he was (a) little upset about.”
Although Lesnar easily ran through the interim champ, he clearly still has a high level of animosity for Mir, who many believe to be one of MMA’s most classy and respectful fighters.
“I said it before, this fight wore on me,” Lesar said in closing. “Seventeen months. I’m a sore loser. I shouldn’t be that way. I guess it was more the way I lost. I gave him the fight. Just how Frank carried himself after that, I think Frank you know took a cheap win against Nogueira.
“Nogueira was very sick going into that fight. Of course, when you’re on the top of the card, main event pay-per-view, you can’t just back out and say you’re sick. I knew that Frank had too many Christmas presents handed to him and I had enough of it.”
Love him or hate him, MMA fans can’t seem to get enough of Lesnar. Let’s just hope that he heard White’s message loud and clear because the brash Prez wasn’t just speaking for himself.