Brock Lesnar may have had the Canadian Maple Leaf prominently displayed on his gear prior to entering the ring to duke it out with New Zealander Mark Hunt, but he made his All-American sentiments quite clear. As he stated after receiving the mixed martial arts UFC Heavyweight Championship Belt, Lesnar made an impromptu and impassioned plea for national unity and support for police officers and sheriff’s deputies everywhere.
As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal, the hulking 265.5 pound prize fighter won a unanimous decision against Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt at the UFC 200 series of bouts held at the brand spanking new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. But it was what the Champ stated in his post-fight quickie interview with Joe Rogan:
“One thing I do want to do: America, a shout out to the men in uniform who protect and serve this country, from sea to shining sea. From one white boy to all nationalities: We need to stand together, people.”
Born and raised in the farming community of Webster, South Dakota, Lesnar now resides in just as agricultural and rural Maryfield, Saskatchewan. According to the Canadian press, the American citizen Champ recently stated he hopes “to become a dual citizen and eventually a Saskatchewan resident.”
As quoted, Lesnar stated, “I grew up on a farm. I love the country. I like the wildlife. I like everything that Saskatchewan has to offer.” Also reported was that “Lesnar has always taken great pride in his roots, saying the way he grew up instilled many of the values that have helped him in life. He lives a famously simple lifestyle, preferring quiet time with his family over the fame and party lifestyle that his profession can offer.”
Said Lesnar in 2013: “I just want to raise my kids on the farm and have them grow up learning how to work on the farm and building that strong work ethic, just like I did.”