Brock Lesnar pulled no punches during the UFC 200 media conference call, especially on the subjects of the WWE and alleged performance enhancing drug use.
Last week, chief WWE brand officer Stephanie McMahon said in an interview with Business Insider that she was ‘not supporting the fight necessarily’ – referring to Lesnar’s UFC return to take on Mark Hunt.
And, as reported by MMA Fighting, the words were just water off a duck’s back for Brock.
I don’t know. I don’t care what she says.
He went a bit further when asked if a return to the Octagon could harm his WWE ‘drawing power’, adding:
I really don’t give a shit.
This isn’t about my fans. This is about me living my life, being the person that I want to be. Granted, without the fans and everything, none of us would be able to do this. I get that. But I don’t sit up at night wondering is my drawing power gonna be hurt or are my WWE fans gonna tune in and watch me do this.
I don’t give two shits about that. This is about me. I want to get in there and be an athlete again. That’s what this is about.
Lesnar’s exemption from four months of USADA drug testing has also raised eyebrows ahead of his bout at the T Mobile Arena, with opponent Mark Hunt describing the former heavyweight champion as ‘juiced to the gills’.
But Lesnar is not concerned by the accusations, and says it’s nothing he isn’t used to.
I’ve been dealing with that my entire life. I’m a white boy and I’m jacked – deal with it. What do you want me to say? I’m a white boy and I’m jacked. Deal with it.
Fair play to him, the man seems focused on nothing but fighting – and that bodes very well for fans tuning in on July 9.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.