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Brock says he still has fight in him, baby!

split decision2011-01-31 00:23:58 +0000 #1
But I don't know if I believe him. Do you?

Sorry, Cbear, but looks like there's not going to be any WWE in his future, at least not for now

From Yahoo sports:

Reclusive Lesnar is alive and well

Kevin Iole

LAS VEGAS – Brock Lesnar isn’t crazy about spending the next six weeks in Las Vegas, but on his second day on the job as a coach on Season 13 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” he conceded it sure beat being home in Alexandria, Minn., where temperatures, to be conservative, remained frigid.

“It’s 30 below in Alexandria right now,” Lesnar said Tuesday at the TUF 13 media day at the UFC Training Center, where it was a positively balmy 65 degrees. “I’d had enough of it.”

Las Vegas isn’t Lesnar’s kind of town, and Lesnar isn’t the type to be away from his family for long stretches, but the former heavyweight champion said his decision to accept UFC president Dana White’s offer to coach opposite Junior dos Santos has a simple explanation.

Asked how White talked him into accepting the post, Lesnar grinned wryly and said, “Benjamins.”

When White first asked, Lesnar’s response was predictable.

“No,” Lesnar said, pausing for effect before adding, “Like I always say.”

White, though, made it worth Lesnar’s while financially and agreed to rent a house so that Lesnar could bring his wife, Rena, sons Turk and Duke and stepdaughter Mariah, to Las Vegas with him.

Professionally, it turned out to be a boon, because he gets to fight dos Santos in the summer in Vancouver, British Columbia, after the series airs, for the right to meet heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez when Velasquez returns to competition after undergoing rotator cuff surgery.

There was never any question about Lesnar’s desire to get back at it, even though the Internet was swirling with rumors saying he no longer had the heart to fight.

He dispelled two of the most prevalent rumors on Tuesday. He said he had no interest in appearing at WrestleMania, a rumor that was fueled by a staredown with WWE star “The Undertaker,” only seconds after Lesnar walked out of the cage following his loss to Velasquez. Lesnar gave Undertaker a dirty look, and Undertaker said, “Do you want to do this?” That prompted a raft of speculation that Lesnar was returning to the WWE, where he had originally become famous.

“That thing just took on a life of its own,” Lesnar said of the WrestleMania rumors. “I’m a fighter. There wasn’t anything there. I never pursued anything, no.”

He also scoffed at the notion that he was through fighting and didn’t have the stomach for it any more.

Lesnar hardly watches any television and is on the Internet even less, so he wasn’t personally aware of the abundant rumors. But as he lived his life, he’d hear many stories about what he was doing from friends, acquaintances and just people who bumped into him at the gas station.

It wasn’t much different than what Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is going through. The NFC championship game was still being played when the Internet was filled with speculation that Cutler had quit on his team.

No one had bothered so much as to ask Cutler and/or the Bears coaches about the decision to pull him early in the third quarter of their 21-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Lesnar faced similar scrutiny after he was dominated by Velasquez.

“When I go dark, people have to talk about something,” Lesnar said. “I don’t have any control over that, nor do I really care. I’m just glad they’re still talking about me. It’s a funny thing. I go sit in my deer shack or my fish house and you guys (in the media) still talk about me and I don’t even have to say a word.”

Lesnar is a guy who values accountability and, because of the anonymity that the Internet provides, posters on various forums and messages boards were free to speculate about his career and his plans without ever hearing from him.

A video that showed a reporter interviewing “The Undertaker” after UFC 121 led to speculation that he wanted to quit fighting and return to the WWE as a professional wrestler.

It turns out, none of it is true. He said he never considered going to the WWE, pointing out, “I’m a fighter.” But that didn’t have any impact upon the rampant speculation.

“It’s just the Internet, and it’s because of those things right there,” Lesnar said, pointing toward a laptop that was placed in front of him. “People can say anything they want and not have any credibility or nothing. It’s just the world we live in. I don’t (hear the talk). I don’t get caught up in any of those things.

“I bought a computer because I’m writing a book and I got on the Internet because it’s easier than sending 400 pages of faxes back and forth. … I don’t monkey around with any of that. If I’m going through my outdoors magazine and I see a product I’m interested in and I want to learn a little more about it, I go on and read about it. I don’t surf the web. I don’t look up my name and who’s talking about me. I can hear about it from my friends who do do that stuff.”

Lesnar is eager to fight dos Santos because he knows it will lead to a title shot. He said he is happy to be able to give back to the sport and, hopefully, help it by bringing more viewers to the show.

At the end of the day, though, it is about regaining the championship and coaching against dos Santos on TUF provides the most logical path for him.

“I have one thing in my mind for this whole thing, which is to help these kids and to improve their lives,” Lesnar said. “More importantly, it’s an opportunity for me to get down here and train and it’s an opportunity for me to get my title back sooner rather than later. When I beat dos Santos, then I get a rematch with Velasquez and I get my (expletive) belt back. That’s the way I’m looking at this.”


seansloan2011-01-31 00:30:35 +0000 #2
Mr.Recluse is writing a book?I cant think of a less interesting guy than Bart.
split decision2011-01-31 01:03:34 +0000 #3
Quote:

Originally Posted by seansloan

Mr.Recluse is writing a book?I cant think of a less interesting guy than Bart.

Oh yeah, he's writing a book. Check out this thread. Hilarious post by Jester in there:

mmafighting.net/foru...highlight=brock+book
bhorrrr2011-01-31 01:20:58 +0000 #4
'atta boy brock!
Din Kong2011-01-31 01:25:20 +0000 #5
LOL.. Like he needs a laptop to write a book ... like he's actually typing any of it and not having it written by a ghost writer who is interviewing him. Sure, Brocko!

Turk and Duke .... okeee
Iron Maiden2011-01-31 02:00:07 +0000 #6
I have to take that post from the thread split just posted above and post it here again for hilarious reading....it's an epic post and belongs in this thread too.

Courtesy of Jester

Quote:

"Me fight. Me like fight. People stand in front and me smash. Sometime me laugh. Sometime me cry on inside. Me not like Frank Mir. Frank Mir bad. Cain also bad. Me not that fond of Shane Carwin now me think of it. Carwin not nice to me in octagon. Hurt face. But me show him.

Me not like Canada health system. Me say otherwise for PR reason, but me like America doctor. America doctor fix gut.

Speak of PR, me like Bud Light. That whole thing - big misunderstand. Dana talk to me. Me still very sorry about that. Me see thing different after gut problem.

Wait, almost forget - me not like Undertaker. Undertaker bad man. Maybe me see him soon if thing work out.

Speak of work out, me not work out much now after lose fight. Mainly hunt. Grow beard. Try think about life. That what public figure do when suffer big public loss. Grow beard like Al Gore. It symbol. Beard say, "I think for while. I make peace with loss." People give think beard guy break. Let him step out of spotlight. Heal.

Country Breakfast lose too. Invite me come down hunt in off season, no fight. But me not so sure about Country Breakfast. Country Breakfast small, but much impress with self. Me on other hand think Country Breakfast lucky in Newton fight. Think ref watch tape and see who black out first. (You see Newton v. Sakuraba in PRIDE? Now that some grappling!). Country Breakfast say thing maybe make fun of me. Me can't tell. Me smash Country Breakfast if that case. Take picture for Newton. Maybe Country Breakfast just grow beard for while and stop talk. Maybe need gut problem of own to see thing in perspective.

Me father. Many people not know, but me father. Me love family. Wife not love cold lands so much. Wife stretchy wardrobe out of place at feed store. Heels not good in snow. Fingernail break on fence rail. Wife fit here like disco ball in barn. Me not know what to do about that. Sometime me wonder if wife lonely while me out in tree stand for month. Wife not penguin; must bird fly at some point? Me check internet log. Me think maybe wife try to find friend but me find nothing. Then me feel bad. Wife good.

Me not want friend. Not trust. Paul say this come from childhood. Paul say anger problem tied up with it. Say anger just try to fill hole left by hurt, like Johnny Ringo in Tombstone. Paul say fight no solve. Me say all me ever get is bad people except Paul and wife. Everyone else snake like Vince. Why me trust? Paul say it path out of darkness. Me think on it behind beard. Me think on it."

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