For a guy who made himself a superstar in the world of professional wrestling, you might think Brock Lesnar would be a little more comfortable in front of the camera.
That's the opinion of fellow UFC heavyweight and longtime rival Frank Mir, who did his share of face-palming in the pre-fight coverage for UFC on FOX 1 back on Nov. 12 in Anaheim, California, for which Lesnar was a guest commentator.
Mir's assessment (via MMA Weigh-In):
"Brock did such a great job, I don't know if I could ever replace that. He was so articulate and well-spoken that I think he pretty much slammed it into the ground. You know how bad it was? I felt bad for watching it. You know it's bad when I'm sitting there feeling bad for him, like 'Man, someone just cut the mic, pull [the camera] over, do a three shot!' I think I could have pulled it off a little bit better. Obviously it will be competitive when we fight each other, but as far as speaking terms, not so much."
Mir, who once fantasized about "breaking Lesnar's neck" and watching him "die from Octagon-related injuries," welcomed the pasty-faced wrestler to the world's largest fight promotion back at UFC 81, surviving a first-round shellacking to latch on to a loose limb and crank his way to victory.
Just over one year later, Lesnar would have his revenge, battering Mir en route to a bloody second-round stoppage and evening the score at one-apiece. A score Mir has wanted to settle ever since that July 2009 beatdown at UFC 100.
Hear Mir rattle the cage even more, after the jump.
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