Originally Posted by guttle11
Let's keep in mind that UFC was built by a guy who never shuts his mouth, has public spats with his own fighters, and intentionally tries to get a rise out of virtually everyone.
Dana White knows what he is doing. He pushed Brock to the top, bypassing the traditional dues paying, for a reason. Now he just needs a challenger people can get behind and pay to see beat the crap out of Brock, and it's buyrate heaven. Promoting 101, can't have a hero without first having a villain.
This. Speaking of Dana's ego, I literally LOL'd when I saw the cover of the UFC Magazine with HIM in a FIGHT POSE. He apparently has gotten ragged enough about it and said something along the lines of that the photogs had taken shots of Rampage, Anderson Silva, St. Pierre, maybe a few others, but "they" didn't like how the photos turned out, so "they" chose Dana's photo. One of those on hand denies this. Hah.
Like him or hate him, THAT'S the point - everyone feels one way or the other about Lesnar. Brock brings mainstream publicity, his shenanigans are not hurting MMA any worse than Bernard Hopkins telling Roy Jones Jr. he is going to murder all his chickens on his farm and stuff like that. Just more stuff to LOL at to me. I thought Lesnar's promo was tremendous.