The former UFC heavyweight champion was brutally defeated this past Saturday night at the UFC 100 main event. Lesnar destroyed Mir by way of TKO just like he said he would and gave zero respect to Mir as he claimed victory. Lesnar’s lack of professionalism immediately after the fight has been the center of attention even though his manager pretty much forced him to apologize during the post-fight press conference. Many UFC fans have lost tremendous respect over the former WWE superstar, but Lesnar could care less about what happened on Saturday night.
Mir reminds Lesnar that in his first victory, he never “degraded” him in any way. There is always a back and forth trash talk before fights in order to give the bout some hype. However, fighters never act the way Lesnar does and Mir was pretty offended by his actions:
“I basically was (within) a half-an-inch of catching him. I knew he was hurt, but he had good leverage, with my shoulder against the cage. I made a stupid mistake. When I stood up, and he’s screaming, it took me a few seconds to realize (what Lesnar was doing). ESPN showed him spitting and hollering. My children are looking. I’m shaking my head, pointing at my kids and going, ‘That’s not how you want to do it, guys. We’ll be cocky, especially before a fight, to help sell it. I didn’t degrade him [when I beat him at UFC 81] and say he was an idiot. There was no point to kick the guy while he was down. OK, I beat the guy. What, am I going to spit on you, too? If I can just nail that (weight) gap to even 10 pounds, it’ll be a different fight next time. Hopefully next time, I’ll show him how somebody is supposed to act in victory.”