Brock Lesnar Opens Up On Demands He Made To Dana White Before UFC Debut
Former UFC heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar shares insight on his debut in the UFC.
The Ex-WWE champion revealed that his request for makeshift octagon was happily accepted by UFC president Dana White ahead of his promotional debut.
In a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Lesnar revealed that he felt nervous while stepping in the octagon, that’s why he ordered his own octagon so to get acclimatized with the environment.
“Like when you go through the door… I built or ordered an Octagon so I could, didn’t have at first, like, jitters of getting in an Octagon,” Lesnar admitted.
“I’m like, ‘Dana, I want an Octagon’ and like, ah boom, [the UFC] shipped an Octagon. So I can fight in it and practice in it, you know? But then you’re in front of 20,000 people and they shut the door and it’s like, ‘Ahhh’.”
“Boom, then it took off. I fought Heath Herring and then I got Randy Couture and won the belt.”
Lesnar (5-3-0, 1 NC) started his MMA career by making an appearance in K-1 HERO’S: Dynamite USA against Min-Soo Kim.
The beast incarnate wasted little time and finished the Korean by ground and pound in the opening round. With this dominant display, Lesnar had made a statement, and soon UFC came rushing and added him to the heavyweight roster.
Lesnar didn’t have a perfect start to his UFC career as he was submitted by Frank Mir.
The fight started at a high pace with Lesnar taking a top position but little carelessness cost him as he was caught by a kneebar from Mir in the opening round.
But Lesnar did amend this loss as he went on to win his next four bouts which included his heavyweight title crowning via a win over Randy Couture at UFC 91.
The Beast then defended his title a couple of times before losing the prestigious title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.
Lesnar,44, made his last appearance in the octagon against Mark Hunt where he won by unanimous decision but later this decision was turned to no contest after Lesnar tested positive for banned substance clomiphene.
Hunt had accused White of letting the beast fight despite knowing the reality but he supported the cause.
Lesnar always enjoyed a good relationship with White. But despite his cordial ties with the UFC president, Lesnar feels like he should have been paid more.
“Dana’s all right. I’ve got a lot of money from him. I probably should have got paid more, maybe.”
Before making his transition to MMA, Lesnar had a blissful career as a professional wrestler and was supposed to be the face of WWE.