Brock Lesnar Understands Fedor’s Pain


Brock Lesnar showing a softer side for his natural enemy, Fedor Emelianenko,

“It was disappointing. I hate to see a guy like that. Whether his legacy was more of a mystique than it was, he stood up and he was respectful and it was tough to see. It reminded me of my first fight against Frank [Mir] when I got really anxious and fell right into the trap. That’s a tough pill to swallow. That’s a big pill to swallow and I definitely do not want to try to swallow that pill again. I feel bad for him. I don’t think any less of him. We’re human beings and we all make mistakes and it’s whether or not we can get up and better ourselves. That’s what true champions are made of, I believe.” [5thRound]

Both are top of the heavyweight division in competing organizations, but UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar know what it feels like to lose for the first time. He shares his sympathy for the “Last Emperor” after his devastating loss to Fabricio Werdum last Saturday.


  1. Panama

    July 1, 2010 at 12:17 am

    "Whether his legacy was more of a mystique than it was"

    Those are some bold words for basicly a new MMA Fighter to say about the greatest HW of all time, and regardless of the rest of his speech, it is a slap in the face to Fedor and legions of MMA fans. Who does this guy think he is? talking smack about the great one!

    Steveo knows something about swallowing pills…

  2. Orion

    July 1, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Those are fighting words brother! Time for Fedor to step up and test his manhood, but may be he wants to try himself against Werdum again and see if he has what it takes to best him. Facing Werdum again will be the biggest test of Fedors career.

  3. snakeoil

    July 1, 2010 at 12:42 am

    I think Brock showed a lot of class with those comments. Fedor jumped right into werdums guard early when werdum was dry and not fatigued. He was definatley over confident. He didn't do that with nog. He was always a smart fighter but he really played right into werdum's strength. Why the hell would you jump into a sub masters guard in the first minute of the first round when your stand up was CLEARLY hurting him? Sloppy. This may be exactly what fedor needed to get motivated. I hope the best is yet to come now that he has tasted defeat. Brock really impressed me with is attitude here. I'm starting to like him more..

  4. Coker

    July 1, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Fedor never stood a chance, Werdum is just a dominant fighter in all aspects and he taught Fedor a lesson about MMA that I don't think Fedor will soon forget. I can't wait for the rematch. I think Fedor will start training like Rocky and get his game to the point where he can submit Werdum, he's not there yet, but give him a year of training and he'll impress everyone with his big comeback!

  5. Dave

    July 1, 2010 at 1:47 am

    “I hate to see a guy like that. Whether his legacy was more of a mystique than it was…"

    This also just in…Adolf Hitler just rose from the dead and called Mel Gibson a cruel anti-semite!

    I love it, someone needs to remind Brock that he got his title fight (with a 2-1 record) after beating a South Korean career punching bag, losing to Frank Mir, and beating Heath Herring. Apparently that is all that is required to be handed a shot at the UFC HW title. He has valiantly defended his title once against, yet again, Frank Mir, and has become the best Heavyweights of all time according to the Dana clones. Is it too much to ask that fans just enjoy the fights and not fall into the poilitics of the UFC marketing machine?

  6. Coker

    July 1, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Which fans?

  7. Kung Fu Panda

    July 1, 2010 at 6:16 am


    I agree with the "bigger picture" point that you are making about how we should see Brock with on 5 fights under his belt in comparison with Fedor as well as you point about the UFC marketing machine…but honestly, after reading this, this are the classiest words that ever came out of Brock's mouth. I beleive that his intent was to be respectful of Fedor, and while the phrase that you note could be taken the wrong way, he is not someone that will be asked to write speeches.

  8. Hong Man Choi

    July 1, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Yeah that korean was a pussy. Not a real fighter like me.

  9. Coker

    July 1, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Your wasting your time. Dave would give Lesnar a Rim Job if he were in Strikeforce.

  10. Barry Winiker

    July 1, 2010 at 7:03 am

    “Whether his legacy was more of a mystique than it was”

    Prior to this fight, the world was divided into two Camps. Those that thought Fedor was terrific, but not immortal, and definitely beatable. And those that thought Fedor was some sort of impervious god, to be worshiped and bowed down to. I was of the former group: There was something suspicious about those awkward overhand off balence looping punches. Or the little paunch in the middle. He is great -no doubt about it. But his "mystique" was, as Brock implied, a tad overrated. It's a reasonable statement. Except to those of the truw believers.

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