While his past employment as a WWE superstar initially served as a roadblock in jump starting a legitimate mixed martial arts career, Brock Lesnar claims his days as a professional wrestler has helped him immensely.
“I’ve got no nerves, no jitters coming into this fight,” Lesnar said of his relaxed mindset. “I’m well prepared and without the WWE I wouldn’t be as prepared as I am now – as far as dealing with the press and dealing with the visibility, so it’s a good thing.
“I’ve done a gazillion interviews. This is probably somewhere in the thirties of pay-per-views that I’ve participated in. I’ve headlined and main evented probably 25 pay-per-view events.”
We get it, Brock’s been on the big stage countless times in his career. However, he’s never faced an adversary as imposing as interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin – at least not in a REAL scrap.
While UFC president Dana White can’t stop pushing UFC 116 as “the biggest heavyweight battle in history,” it’s just another day at the office for Lesnar – courtesy of his years inside the squared-circle between 2002 to 2004.