When Brock Lesnar initially left WWE in 2004, it’s fair say he wasn’t known for his promos. However, that would change in 2009 in his post-victory interview with Joe Rogan at the prestigious UFC 200 event.
Fans were initially sceptical of Lesnar’s proposed move to MMA, but in spite of all his detractors, he actually went on to capture the UFC Heavyweight Championship from the legendary Randy Couture after only four fights. The only bump in the road up to that point has been his submission loss via heel hook, to veteran former champion Frank Mir.
Brock Lesnar Launched Expletive-Laden Post-Fight Rant
Mir had been particularly dismissive and antagonistic in his pre-fight comments to Lesnar in the build up to their UFC 200, so it was no surprise that after dominating Mir, Lesnar would have some choice words for his rival. What wasn’t expected, was that Lesnar’s anger would spill out towards anyone in his path, even including company sponsors.
Joe Rogan asked Brock Lesnar for his comments at which point Lesnar continued to bury Mir after beating him, which is often receive in poor taste by UFC fans. The crowd in attendance at The Mandalay Bay showed their disapproval with roaring boos, as Lesnar retorted: “I love it, keep going, keep going. I love it, man!”
Lesnar’s rant quickly became more furious: “Frank Mir had a horseshoe up his ass,” he explained. “I told him that a year ago, I pulled that sum-b**ch out and beat him over the head with it!”
After burying Mir some more, Lesnar turned his attention to UFC sponsors Bud Light: “I’m going to be drinking Coors light. That’s right Coors because Bud Light wont pay me anything.” And last but not least, Lesnar laid out his intentions for the conclusion of the evening adding: “And hell I might even get on top of my wife tonight. See y’all later.”
Joe Rogan was left stunned by this epic monologue from The Beast Incarnate, but was able to laugh it off and handle the situation. Lesnar later apologised for his rant at the post fight press conference and had the following to say:
“Good people pay there hard earned money to see a fight so I just throw a little salt and pepper to make it better, I am truly sorry for the way I acted. It was an embarrassment. Frank Mir is a great fighter. The only thing i truly had against him was he beat me. I’m a sore loser, so when I won tonight I just let my emotions get the better of me.”
Lesanr clarified that his comments were his attempt to bring some WWE style promotion to the event.
“I came from a entertainment business. People want to know what I could bring from the WWE – well you just saw it.”
It doesn’t seem to have hurt the UFC with Brock Lesnar going on to become one of the biggest draws in company history. As well as making amends with the UFC, he even finally tipped his hat to the sponsor of his then, new employer:
“I’m not to picky with beer, people, I’ll drink anything. Tonight I’m going to be drinking Bud Light.”
Brock Lesnar returned to WWE in April 2012 confronting John Cena. Over the next decade Lesnar’s popularity continued to grow and he became one of the most dominant World Champions in the modern era. Despite this, his return to WWE is best remembered for his feat of The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX.
H/t to SportBible