“I’m not much for legacy. I guess people have their way of remembering what I did. I’m not about accomplishments. I don’t have a trophy room. I don’t have any symbolic things. I’m not a sentimental guy. I couldn’t even tell you where my UFC titles are or my WWE championships or my NCAA plaque, my heavyweight plaque. I don’t even now where that is right now. But I do know one thing – how much money’s in my bank account.”
-Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar talked to ESPN’s Sportscenter on Monday morning about why he doesn’t live in the past (via FoxSports.com).
Penick’s Analysis: This is one of the reasons Lesnar didn’t come back to the UFC. He did feel he had some unfinished business in how shortened his MMA run was because of diverticulitis, but he’s always been about what’s best for him and his family. He’s never hung on past accomplishments, and instead has taken advantage of the opportunities that those accomplishments afforded him. That’s not the drive of many in MMA, and perhaps it’s to the detriment of some who don’t consider enough on the financial part of the sport, and as a result don’t maximize their earnings.
[Brock Lesnar art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]
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