Brock Lesnar cleared a potential road block by finally settling that hunting issue he's been charged with in Canada. His attorney pleaded guilty for him on violating a hunting law in Canada for "failure to immediately affix a tag to an animal".
He paid a fine of $1,725, and will have a 6-month hunting suspension, although the former UFC champion still insists he did nothing wrong. Lesnar talked to MMA Fighting about it:
"As far as I'm concerned, I didn't disobey the law," Lesnar said. "I guess in other people's judgment, they saw it differently. At the end of the day, if they saw fit that I did something wrong, I'm a grown-up and I'll take my fine and go on with my life."
"I'm an excellent hunter. I've been hunting since I was five years old, and at the end of the day, for God's sakes, I don't waste any meat. If you ever looked at my dinner plate when I was done eating you'd know that."
Two other charges of leaving meat to rot, and illegal possession of wildlife, stemming from the incident were dropped after this.
On other news related to the popular fighter, Lesnar also addressed concerns and criticisms he's been getting about not being able to take a good shot after his performances against Cain Velasquez and Shane Carwin. He talked to Ben Fowlkes about it and called BS on the issue:
"I think it's a bunch of bulls---," Lesnar said. "The fights that I've gotten hit, I've stood and banged with Heath Herring, Randy Couture, Frank Mir -- I've taken a lot of shots. I mean, Shane Carwin. And I've yet to be knocked out. I had refs stop a fight for a submission and a TKO, which is a referee stoppage. I've never been knocked out cold."
"Any time you're on top, whatever it is, and I don't care if it's the business world or it's in farming or fighting -- and those are all things that I'm in -- there's people out to get you," he said. "There's criticism. I don't know if it's just that people don't like to see other people succeed, or just if they want to see them fail."
"in the heavyweight division, if guys are putting leather in the right spots, it's hard to come back from that."
Naturally, people will bring up the fact that Lesnar doesn't have to be "out cold" for them to conclude that he doesn't react well to being hit... but let's play devil's advocate for a second -- unlike Lesnar, Alistair Overeem has been "out cold" before, so is it fair to worry on his "chin issues" as well?