Following a successful collegiate wrestling base forged at Bismark State College and a six-year WWE career, Brock Lesnar joined the UFC and quickly became a champion, defeating UFC legend Randy Couture. Lesnar shortly after faced a serious life struggle with diverticulitis, which the former champion bounced back from and has since expressed a strong desire to regain the title. Many of Lesnar’s critics however still don’t feel he is committed to succeed in mixed martial arts.
“I don’t know why people question the desire,” Lesnar said. “What do I have to go through? What do I have to do?”
In Lesnar’s own words he describes what is his reasoning to continue.
“I like it. I like doing it,” Lesnar said. “I’m not ready to be done. I’ve made a little bit of money here and there, but at the end of the day, I think it’s my identity. It’s who I want to be.”
In regards to Lesnar’s confidence he had this to say.
“I think I am one of the best heavyweight fighters out there,” Lesnar said. “I can honestly say that because I wouldn’t be sitting here if it wasn’t true.”
“Junior has the belt, but he’s one power punch or one submission away from losing it. I’m going to go out and do the best job I can to put me in position to face Junior.”
Lesnar will first need to get past Alistair Overeem tomorrow (Dec. 30) at UFC 141 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.