UFC 200: Brock Lesnar – Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights & Quotes

On whether or not he’ll be allowed to fight again:
“Let’s get one thing clear. Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do. I believe that my future is already laid out for the next month. I’m doing Summerslam against Randy Orton. Once the dust settles there I don’t know what I’m gonna do. I had one hell of a time tonight, and I enjoyed myself, so we’ll see what happens. I don’t know. It’s really way too soon, guys. I have no idea.”

On the Mark Hunt fight and his performance:
“I wasn’t rocked. I don’t know if they were his best shots or not. I felt ’em. The mystery’s gone, I guess I can take a shot. I just stuck to the game plan. I’ve been out of this game for five years, people. For me to step back into the cage, really short notice, and put a camp together, I couldn’t have done it without all the people that supported me. And I stuck to the plan, I took some good shots, I took him down. It was the wrestler vs. the power hitter, he never ‘knocked the fuck out of me,’ and here I am. I’m happy.”

On the difference in preparation from his previous UFC run?
“Just the whole training camp was different. My prior training camps five years ago were pretty depressing camps. I’d train for a couple days and take five days off. Train for three days and take a week off. Come on, I had 12 inches of my colon removed, jumped back into the Octagon three months later. Who does that shit? Come on. I’ve been gone five years, I step back into the Octagon tonight with a guy ranked #8 in the world. You can write what you want to write but I think I’m the toughest son of a bitch and I’m top ten, it puts me right in the game. Granted, I’ve got some work to do, but don’t we all? And if I want to make that decision and keep fighting I will.”

Reporter comments that he looked winded:

“Breathing a little hard? Well you take a guy down and you pound on his head who ain’t gonna breathe a little hard? I never felt fatigued at all. I was cool, calm, and collected. I knew that if I could stand and hang and bang and take some shots from Mark, there ain’t a guy I believe in the UFC heavyweight division that I can’t take down. I mean I’ve taken every single guy down that I’ve fought against, including Cain Velasquez. I didn’t keep him on the ground but I did take him down. Shane Carwin, I took him down. And we’re talking five years ago people. I’m a 39-year-old man, and I’m pretty proud of myself.

How pleased was he with the fight, and what grade would he give it?
“Well I wanted to finish the fight, but the guy’s got a coconut head. My ground and pound, I’m sure he’s going to feel it tomorrow just like I’m going to feel his punch tomorrow. He’s a stand up guy. We had no bad blood against each other. He’s a tough son of a bitch. He is. He took a lot of good shots from me, and I took some from him. Would I have liked to end the fight? Absolutely. But I won.”

Was he nervous or more anxious than usual?
“Absolutely. Absolutely there were a lot of nerves. But you’ve got to keep an open mind. Many days and many nights I took myself back to prior training camps. This is a mental game. It really is 85-90% mental. I believe this game is a mental game. If you put the work in, good things are going to happen. I’m speechless. I was excited to be in there. It’s been a long time. Mark knocked the dust off me and away we went. I haven’t had that much fun for a long time.”

On Cain Velasquez’s fight and whether he’d fight him again?
“He looked good…Sure, absolutely. I trained specifically for Mark Hunt. I trained for six weeks for Mark Hunt. If I decided to do this a little further, would I have to sharpen some skills? Absolutely. Cain looked really good tonight. He always looks good.”

Will he go for a title shot again?
Well I believe any man can do whatever he wants if he puts his mind to it. I’ve been out of this game for five years and I stepped back in the cage, trained for six weeks, and I think I put a good beating on Mark Hunt tonight. I think anything’s possible ain’t it?

On another possible fight?
I’m pretty excited. My body’s feeling pretty good, excluding my eye. I don’t know, we’ll see what happens. Never say never. I took five years off, but I’m reaching the big 4-0 here, so we’ll be realistic about it.

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