“Tough [expletive deleted], buddy. Get in line. Thatâ€™s just the way it is. This is a business and itâ€™s a sport, itâ€™s entertainment and itâ€™s all three of those words wrapped into one. [UFC president] Dana White and [co-owners] the Fertitta brothers didnâ€™t buy this company to say, â€˜Hey letâ€™s see if we can run this thing into the ground and not make a dime.â€™ They bought it to make millions and make it what it is, and thatâ€™s what they are doing. Iâ€™m just trying to have fun and get a little piece of the pie. I really enjoy it. Iâ€™m proud and honored to be a part of it. And itâ€™s not like I didnâ€™t pay any dues either. I wrestled amateur when I was 5 years old and put more miles in airplanes and working out. Iâ€™m 31 this year and Iâ€™ve paid dues. If [other fighters] want to be mad I think they should focus on how they can become a big contributor. They are mad because they arenâ€™t making any money.”
UFC heavyweight Brock Lesnar shares his thoughts with MMA Stomping Grounds on getting an immediate push in the UFC because of his popularity from professional wrestling.