Brock Lesnar Sorry for Post-Fight Antics

Brock LesnarLAS VEGAS -- Brock Lesnar realized a bit too late that he should have let his performance alone make the statement. And the statement was this: He's big, he's bad, and he's the champ.

There was no need for anything else, but he let his emotions get the best of him and taunted a bloodied man he'd already physically beaten, then badmouthed a major sponsor of his company and finally, flipped off the fans.

Soon after pulling off that trifecta and the heat of the moment wore off, he realized he'd gone too far. And for the record, he apologized.


"First and foremost, I want to apologize. I acted unprofessionally," he said during the UFC 100 post-fight press conference. "I'll leave it at that. I'm a sore loser. Frank and I in the first fight, I felt I gave it to him."

Lesnar explained that coming from the entertainment business of WWE, hyping fights was part of his ordinary mindset, and it's the only part of his past job that remains.

"I have nothing against Frank," he continued. "The only thing I have against him is that he beat me. In the end, this stuff comes out because I'm just amped up."

Just to make sure Lesnar got the point, UFC president Dana White walked back into the champion's locker room shortly after his match, pulled him aside into the bathroom and let him know his conduct wasn't acceptable.

"Any fighter will tell you, you get emotional out there at times," White said. "You say stupid things you don't mean. What he did was so far over the top, I can't even describe it and put it into words ... He apologized like a real man would. He said, 'I'm embarrassed.' "

The win took some of the luster off Lesnar's otherwise dominant win over Frank Mir. Evening the score from their first go-round, Lesnar was able to stay out of Mir's submission traps until finding an opening that led to a series of hammer-like right hands that ended the fight. According to White, Lesnar could possibly next see the winner of the upcoming Shane Carwin-Cain Velasquez UFC 104 matchup.

Wild Night of Fights at UFC 100

    Brock Lesnar, right, gets in Frank Mir's face after their heavyweight title bout at UFC 100 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday, July 11, 2009.

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    Brock Lesnar celebrates after defeating Frank Mir in their heavyweight title bout at UFC 100 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday, July 11, 2009.

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    Brock Lesnar celebrates after retaining the UFC heavyweight title against Frank Mir at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lesnar beat Mir by second-round TKO.

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    Brock Lesnar pummels Frank Mir at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Brock Lesnar tries to punch Frank Mir at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Brock Lesnar grapples with Frank Mir at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Brock Lesnar punches Frank Mir at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Frank Mir tries to block a punch from Brock Lesnar at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Brock Lesnar tries to choke Frank Mir at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Brock Lesnar kneels on top of Frank Mir at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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