Cagewriter - Mixed Martial Arts

ESPN did a nice piece on UFC heavyweight prospect and former WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar. He indicated that one of the reasons he left wrestling was a borderline addiction to drinking and pain pills. The E60 piece done by Tom Farrey had a nice storybook feeling to it until the interviewer decided to ask Lesnar a question about steroids. Our favorite Brock, Cantankerous Brock, came to the surface as he stormed off the interview set. Lesnar is heard off-camera yelling:

"I have never failed a (expletive) drug test."

The former NCAA Division I wrestling champ does look considerably smaller now than he did when wrestled for Vince McMahon. Though part of that is a necessity because the upper limit for heavyweights in MMA is 265 lbs. Lesnar naturally walks around at 290 lbs. and probably wrestled professionally in excess of 300.

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Snippy Brock made an appearance later in the piece. I doesn't take much to set the off the big guy. Lesnar was told about a Randy Couture comment saying that he's stronger now than he was 10 years ago. Lesnar responded:

"My ass he is. I'm 31 and I'm not as strong as I was 10 years ago. That's a straight up lie."

Farrey's question about steroids was perfectly acceptable. Lesnar's reaction was childish. I doubt he knows Farrey. If he did then I could understand why he was squeamish around the question. Afterall, it was Farrey who sandbagged Miguel Tejada about his age.

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