UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar faces a stiff challenge for his first title defense in Frank Mir at UFC 100 on July 11th, the man who defeated him in his UFC debut. Despite being only three fights old in the UFC, Brock Lesnar told Fighters Only Magazine through The Sun that he’s not threatened by the other heavyweights in the organization.
“I watch the other heavyweights and I don’t feel threatened by any of them,” Lesnar admitted. “It doesn’t mean jack s*** to me. I just want to win fights and make as much money as I can.”
Lesnar goes on to note that despite his success thus far, he is keeping everything in perspective.
“It’s all part of the plan and it’s a dream come true. I’m not getting caught up in la-la land. I’m keeping everything in perspective and keeping it real. But even though I’ve got the belt, I can still become a better fighter. It poses a whole other threat now, with people gunning for you and not just me trying to climb the ladder.”
Lesnar also went on to admit that his primary reason for fighting is the money.
“I’ve had plenty of jobs to put food on the table. I grew up on a farm in South Dakota so I’m no stranger to hard work. But you have to make money. If there wasn’t a prize or a guy couldn’t make a living out of this I highly doubt that anybody would fight. Put it this way, guys play golf for recreation. You don’t fight and get bloody noses and black eyes for fun. I’m a grown man and I have to make a living out of this.”