Brock Lesnar “Feels Bad” for Fedor EmelianenkoPosted on July 1, 2010, 02:09 PM by Joey Santosus
Brock Lesnar, a man known for his brash words, passed on the opportunity to kick Fedor Emelianenko while he was down.
“It was disappointing. I hate to see a guy like that,” Lesnar told The Jim Rome Show in regards to the abrupt dethroning of Fedor. “Whether his legacy was more of a mystique than it was, he stood up and he was respectful and it was tough to see. It reminded me of my first fight against Frank [Mir] when I got really anxious and fell right into the trap."
“That’s a tough pill to swallow. That’s a big pill to swallow and I definitely do not want to try to swallow that pill again.”
The UFC heavyweight champ was then asked if it was really possible for him to sympathize with a fighter that many consider to be the top 265-pounder, despite his evasion of the octagon. In response, Lesnar claimed to be leading “2-4-6-8-Who-Do-We-Appreciate” charge.
“I feel bad for him,” Lesnar candidly stated.
Despite witnessing Emelianenko's decade of dominance come to an end merely :69 seconds into his match with Fabricio Werdum, Brock believes his legacy is not in jeopardy, explaining that it happens to best of them - himself included.
“No I don’t. I don’t think any less of him,” Lesnar said of the Russian. “We’re human beings and we all make mistakes and it’s whether or not we can get up and better ourselves. That’s what true champions are made of, I believe.”
With an astounding 27-fight win streak prior to the loss, Emelianenko still holds the most impressive record in modern MMA history at 31-2.