Brok Lesnar was a highly decorated amateur wrestler and WWE superstar. His decision to make the transition to MMA has sparked worldwide interest in the 6-foot-3 265 pound behemoth. Power Slam magazine out of the U.K. recently caught up with the UFC heavyweight to get his thoughts on a variety of issues. Below are some of the highlights:
Lesnar on leaving the WWE to join the NFL:
Absolutely not. It’s the best thing I ever did. By the time I was done and wanted to leave the company, you couldn’t have paid me enough money to stick around. I wasn’t having fun anymore… You live only once on this planet, and I would rather know the outcome of something than regret never trying it. My whole life, I’ve accepted different challenges and challenged myself in different ways. A lot of people don’t do that. A lot of people don’t take risks. A lot of people are comfortable living their lives that way. But I’m a risk-taker. At least I gave (football) a shot and I know.
Lesnar On Talking About His UFC Contract:
Why would I want to? That’s my business and none of yours. I want to become the champion.
Lesnar On A Rumored Amateur Wrestling Match With Kurt Angle In 2002:
Yeah. I pinned him in 30 seconds and it was over.
Lesnar On Angles MMA Aspirations:
It’s just a lot of talk. Kurt hasn’t done any of the right things to make the transition. If all you’re doing is talking, after a while, people don’t really take you seriously anymore. As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words.
Lesnar On Joining The WWE:
(Vince and I) had some talks about it. But it was a one-sided conversation, and I wasn’t comfortable about going back to work for him. So, I decided to continue to pursue the lawsuit.
Lesnar on marriage to Rena “Sable” Lesnar And The Worst Rumor He’s Heard:
That me and Sable are divorced… We’re married. In fact, we’re having breakfast together right now.