Brock Lesnar Enjoys Being the UFC’s Poster Boy

Written by Tom Ngo
October 21st, 2010

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For a guy who prefers to escape the demands of superstardom by secluding himself in the backwoods of Alexandria, Minnesota, UFC heavyweight king Brock Lesnar still garners plenty of attention.

In some instances, the former WWE superstar has served as the perfect employee for the world’s premier mixed martial arts show. Sitting atop the food chain and knowing others are trying to eat off your plate is usually enough to keep most champions focused and motivated. So when Lesnar goes into hibernation for weeks on end, it doesn’t worry UFC president Dana White in the least.

When it comes to fighting and everything involved with perfecting his craft, Lesnar’s got his career on lock. Although the 33-year-old’s willingness to deal with the media and general public leave a lot to be desired, Octagon brass feel it’s just Brock being Brock.

“He gets angry sometimes and he lashes out at people he shouldn’t lash out at,” White admitted during Wednesday’s UFC 121 pre-fight press conference.

Ok, so dissing a major corporate sponsor, taunting a beaten and battered man to his face and flipping off an entire arena filled with ticket-paying customers doesn’t necessarily make him a Human Resources’ dream. Although, it has helped him become the UFC’s poster boy.

“I do appreciate it,” Lesnar said of his face getting plastered across the globe. “It’s a business for me. I think we’ve got a good business relationship. I don’t make it more complicated than has to be. I don’t buy into any of the BS. Train, sleep, family, fight. It’s my life and I like it.”

“I just want to be better, to be the best I can be. That’s the whole purpose [of me competing in this sport], proving that I’m better than that guy I step in the cage with.”

Now that Lesnar has unofficially become the face of the Octagon, let’s talk about the grass that’s growing around his chin. Do they not sell weed wackers in Minnesota?

“I finally just hit puberty and I wanted to try it out and see if I could grow one,” Lesnar jokingly said of his bushy beard. “I’m going hunting the next day in Canada. It’s cold up there, so [the beard] is not going anywhere.”

We’re gonna go ahead and let HR deal with that one…

UFC 121 will be jumping off this Saturday inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

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