Brock Lesnar says he doesn't care, but does he really mean it?
Watch the UFC 141 pre-fight interview above and decide for yourself (he starts to squirm around the five-minute mark).
Here's the partial transcript:
"I want to be the best UFC heavyweight champion in the world. That's [the legacy I want to leave]. Absolutely [I've watched fight footage of Alistair Overeem], it's part of the training camp. You cannot prepare for your opponent if you don't watch [film]. We've watch plenty of film on him and I think we are well prepared. We just have to force my fight here [at UFC 141]. I'm not going allow him to control this fight and I think we'll be successful. I don't think there is a heavyweight in the world, in this division, who had done what I've done. I don't really care what [Alistair Overeem] did or does. I don't care [laughs]. I just have to stay calm -- I've been through this before.... I don't know and don't care [that I'm the underdog]. Thank you."
Perhaps it was just Ariel Helwani's line of questioning, or maybe it was a long day of interviews at the UFC 141 open media workout, but either way, Lesnar -- a self-admitted recluse who isn't necessarily eager to play nice with reporters -- seems to care about something. Otherwise, he would not have ended the interview as quickly as he did. For what it's worth, according to Bovada (formerly Bodog) Lesnar is a +115 underdog to defeat the "Demolition Man" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Friday night (Dec. 30, 2011) in the main event of the evening. Who is your money on?