Brock Lesnar är en utav de absolut största stjärnorna i WWE, precis som han var när han gick med i organisationen efter milleniumskiftet. Här berättar Lesnar om vad det var som fick honom att lämna WWE för att gå med i UFC och börja med MMA istället.
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I was on the road and I was injured and I was the champion and I didn’t want to quit. I had a no-quit attitude,” said Lesnar. ”Vicodin and vodka were my closest friends and my closest enemies. So I have seen the light at the end of the tunnel. I had to get out of the wrestling business back then to save my life. I just wasn’t happy. I wasn’t happy at the time. I felt like a caged animal. I didn’t want that. I still had a competitive nature inside me. I had a calling to go back and compete again.
I didn’t know what it was, but I tried the NFL. I think the NFL was more of a scapegoat, just to get out and say I did it, I tried it. I was on the Viking’s practice squad, I was the last guy cut from the team. They wanted to send me to Europe, they wanted to keep me, but they couldn’t. I needed to brush up, I needed the experience, so they wanted to send me to Europe, and I didn’t wanna go.
Then the next thing I know, I got a phone call saying, ‘Are you interested in fighting?’ I said absolutely. I gave it a one-fight shot with a company out of Japan and then decided I wanted to be in the UFC. And Dana White wouldn’t take my phone calls.
I win my first MMA fight, Dana White won’t take my phone calls from my lawyers and manager and so I said fine. Randy Couture was fighting Gabriel Gonzaga for the heavyweight title, so I said buy a ticket and we’ll go to the show. And I bought a ticket, sat in the stands, watched the whole show and at the end of the show, I jumped the guard rail, escaped a few security guards, ran up and tapped Dana White on the shoulder and introduced myself, and that’s where the ball got started rolling.
Lesnar mötte under sin tid i UFC bland andra Frank Mir och Randy Couture och blev sedan mästare i tungvikt. Under den tiden stod han med 4 raka vinster men gick sedan med två raka förluster mot Cain Velasquez och Alistair Overeem.