We are just days from the big UFC 141: Lesnar vs Overeem bout and we have been hearing the analyst and fans sound off on their predictions for the bout. Of course one of the big questions is how is Lesnar going to do against the most decorated striker in the division. Many feel Brock has shown problems taking a punch in the past from opponents. Lesnar begs to differ.
“I think it’s a bunch of bulls—,” Lesnar said. “The fights that I’ve gotten hit, I’ve stood and banged with Heath Herring, Randy Couture, Frank Mir — I’ve taken a lot of shots. I mean, Shane Carwin. And I’ve yet to be knocked out. I had refs stop a fight for a submission and a TKO, which is a referee stoppage. I’ve never been knocked out cold.”
Lesnar does not feel the criticism is justified, and perhaps maybe even a case of ‘hating.’
“Any time you’re on top, whatever it is, and I don’t care if it’s the business world or it’s in farming or fighting — and those are all things that I’m in — there’s people out to get you,” he said. “There’s criticism. I don’t know if it’s just that people don’t like to see other people succeed, or just if they want to see them fail.”
“There’s a stand-up guy who’s doing a lot of good things, a stand-up role model for kids, and this guy is taking a lot of criticism,” Lesnar said. “I guess it comes with the territory. When you’re in the spotlight and you’re one of the best people in your division, you better have some heavy armor.”
In regards to his opponent Alistair Overeem, whom he will face Dec. 30 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“I don’t hardly even know him,” said Lesnar. “…He’s an opponent. He’s a guy I’m facing next Friday night, who I will have no remorse for, and who I will show no mercy to. I don’t have any emotions when I fight, for myself or anyone else.”