Rare Brock Lesnar Interview - Did He Leave UFC Prematurely?, Why He Originally Left WWE

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The Los Angeles Times has a rare Q&A with Brock Lesnar to promote his match at SummerSlam against CM Punk. Below are the highlights:

Did he leave UFC prematurely?

"You've always got that part in your mind," Lesnar said. "I do miss it, but I've got to keep myself in check. What I went through the last few years was quite traumatic, not being able to fight like I wanted. I got back on the horse way too soon. Coulda, shoulda, woulda.

"That chapter in my life has come to closure, and I'm comfortable with it."

Why he originally left WWE:

"I left originally because I was a caged animal 300 days a year on the road and they knew that. That was the bottom line — I don't want to be that person."

His personality and his heel wrestling character:

"Inside, some days I feel like that," he said. "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."

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  • _JIM_

    Brock’s health was the reason he left UFC. He just couldn’t hack it health wise anymore whichi is completely understandable. The strength that he relied upon so heavily just wasn’t there for him anymore. The guy could have died from the infection that he had, and that totally ruined any chance he had at continuing his fighting career. He’s a lucky guy that he had wrestling to fall back on. Because he’s still able to earn a great living without risking his future health like he would’ve if he had continued to fight professionally. It was a very smart move IMO. One that he probably should have made a fight or two sooner.