Here’s some interesting news about UFC heavyweight fighter Brock Lesnar. He recently pleaded guilty for a hunting infraction in Southern Alberta, Canada. He was apparently accused of improperly tagging an animal he killed. Just so you guys are clear on this, he is not suspended from the UFC, he is suspended solely from hunting in Canada for 6 months. We’ll still be seeing Lesnar headline UFC 141 to face Alistair Overeem in Las Vegas.
Here’s what Lesnar had to say about his Hunting fine and suspension:
“In Alberta, Americans can’t hunt without a licensed outfitter. The outfitter is there to make sure you follow the rules…I had two deer tags for the trip which meant I could legally shoot two deer. On the first day of the trip, I shot a mule deer. On the second day, I shot a white tail. Video from the hunt has been on the Internet for over a year. After I shot the mule deer, I failed to immediately tag it. As far as I was involved, that’s all there is to it…It’s the kind of thing that happens to hunters all the time. I want to thank the Canadian authorities for their co-operation in resolving this misunderstanding. I love Canada and I can’t wait to go back to Alberta for a hunt…I’m glad to put this behind me, so I can focus on my fight…December 30”
Here’s some more details on the accusations against Lesnar, props to Winnipeg Free Press:
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has admitted to a hunting infraction in southern Alberta. A lawyer for the mixed martial arts star appeared in a Medicine Hat court and pleaded guilty on his client’s behalf to improper tagging of an animal during a hunting trip in November 2010. Lesnar was fined $1,725 and given a six-month hunting suspension. Two other charges of leaving meat to rot and illegal possession of wildlife were dropped. Lesnar, 34, was accused by fish and wildlife officials of shooting a mule deer buck but only packing the trophy head out. The director of the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society said it is considered unethical to leave edible meat in the field.
The former NCAA wrestling champion and pro wrestling star was charged along with a hunting guide.
Here’s the hunting video Lesnar was talking about: