Brock Lesnar, American Athlete ( July 12, 1977 - )

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Stay open-minded; stay focused. Train hard and train smart. For me, the older I get, the smarter I have to train also, because the recovery time is longer. Work on everything: become a well-rounded fighter - don't just be good at one thing; be good at everything.~Brock Lesnar

Work Time Good

I'm a big believer in living out your dreams and facing your fears.~Brock Lesnar

Dreams Your Dreams Living

Back in the day, I was a Royce Gracie fan and a fan of Tank Abbott. It's always the different-looking guys that you want to root for. Then there were guys like Mark Coleman and Randy Couture, so for me to get in there and fight against guys like that is pretty cool.~Brock Lesnar

Day Cool Fight

There are lots of risks, but without risks, there's no reward. I think the reward is bigger than the risk.~Brock Lesnar

Risk Think Reward

I'm not a very good yes man, and I'm not very easily controlled.~Brock Lesnar

Good Man Yes

I am a private guy, and at the end of the day, I only really do care about my family. That's the most important thing: my way of life, my family. Whoever is in front of that is going to get hurt.~Brock Lesnar

Life Family Day

A guy that I was supposed to face - and I think that he was just plain downright scared to get in the ring with me because he was one of those guys that was on top and saw a huge threat in Brock Lesnar at the time - that's 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin.~Brock Lesnar

Time Me Think

You get so brainwashed. You're on the road 300 days a year, and that's why guys get so messed up. This life becomes a part of them. It's not real, but some guys who are still in the business think it is.~Brock Lesnar

Life Business Road

It takes some balls to live life to the fullest.~Brock Lesnar

Life Live Life Live

I'm a prize fighter. Titles don't pay bills. I fight for money. I'm making money. They're making money. Everybody's making money. That's what this is all about.~Brock Lesnar

Money Fight Making Money

I felt like I was cheated out of my career in the UFC. In my mind and in my heart, I never lost to a foe. I never lost to an opponent. I lost to diverticulitis. That was my opponent that beat me. A lot of other people might have other thoughts about that.~Brock Lesnar

Heart People Mind

I was a true wrestler. I was a Division I national champion. I came into the business wanting one thing and one thing only, and that was to be the champion, and I wasn't going to let anybody stand in my way. I think there was one guy that had a problem with that, and that was Undertaker.~Brock Lesnar

Business Champion Stand

Looking at me now, it might be hard to believe that I didn't even have hair in my armpits when I graduated from high school. I guarantee you I was the last guy to go through puberty in my class.~Brock Lesnar

School High School Believe

I've never turned down a fight in the UFC. Even when I was champ, I never turned down a fight.~Brock Lesnar

Fight Down Never

I wasn't happy at the career I was at and wanted to try something else, and so I tried fighting, and it's working out pretty well. I set my own schedule; I have my own training facilities. I'm not traveling as much, and I'm at home every night.~Brock Lesnar

Home Happy Night

My strength is my wrestling, but I don't focus on it as much. I try to focus on a lot of different things like knees, elbows, submissions, and submission defense - just a lot of different things.~Brock Lesnar

Strength Focus Try

I'm always staying motivated because, as training camp goes on, practices become more intense, harder, and shorter. It's a mental thing, too, not only physical - you have to stay mentally sharp and stay focused on the task in front of you.~Brock Lesnar

Training Stay Focused You

My hands. I'm constantly working on my hands. I'm constantly working on my ground game and constantly trying not to get satisfied with where I'm at with my career and where I'm at as an athlete. I'm somewhat happy, but never satisfied.~Brock Lesnar

Happy Game Trying

I had a great run with WWE. WWE gave me great visibility. I met my wife there, and I got paid a lot of money; it was just my time to go. I sensed it. I was smart enough to leave. That's the bottom line.~Brock Lesnar

Wife Time Money

I just take it one fight at a time. If I'm able to fight, and I'm still healthy enough, I'd like to fight. But I'll know when it's time to stop.~Brock Lesnar

Time Fight Healthy

Really, it was either fight in the UFC or fight in the WWE. There wasn't the option of both. That was a key factor. What am I going to do? I didn't want to juggle two careers anyway.~Brock Lesnar

Fight Want Key

I had the surgery, and it was removed, and I don't have any diverticulitis in me. It's gone. It has taken a number of years to feel good again.~Brock Lesnar

Good Me Feel Good

One match that really sticks out for me, there's a bunch of matches with all the guys that I worked with. For me, when I got in the ring, I approached it as being real because I was a real character. I didn't have a gimmick name; I didn't have a gimmick finish.~Brock Lesnar

Character Finish Me

I don't need anything to get me up at the gym other than 'Metallica' and 'AC/DC'.~Brock Lesnar

Me Gym Up

I missed the NFL by an inch. IRS problems... No money coming in, and not that many options left because I signed that stupid no-compete clause with WWE. I had no one to blame but myself.~Brock Lesnar

Myself Money Stupid

I know of Conor McGregor. This sport has evolved even from when I first entered the octagon. I think people are finding out that you have to talk the talk, and you have to - more importantly, you have to walk the walk.~Brock Lesnar

People Walk Finding