Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir are set to fight for the undisputed UFC heavyweight championship in the main event at UFC 100. The fact that these two have already battled, when Mir defeated Lesnar by submission at UFC 81, makes for a very compelling storyline. But what makes this fight even more intriguing is that both fighters have spared no expense when it comes to pre-fight smack talk. Lesnar recently spoke to Fighters Only Magazine about the UFC’s fans’ opinions of him and the historical match-up with Frank Mir, and once again he held nothing back when discussing his opponent.
“I can understand some fan’s opinions, but I’ve been proving myself my whole life,” Lesnar stated. “I’ve always been an underdog, been fighting to prove myself, and it doesn’t bother me. You just don’t gain respect overnight, you’ve got to work for it.
“I’m not getting caught up in la-la land. I’m keeping everything in perspective and keeping it real. 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. Being at the top of the ladder can be more difficult than going up it one step at a time. I’m trying to evolve as a fighter every day.”
Lesnar also acknowledged the banter that has been going back and forth between the two fighters and said that Mir is “setting himself up for a fall” with his some of his recent comments to the media.
“When we get in the Octagon there are many variables in place, but I know I’m going to beat Frank.
“Deep down, that’s the difference.”