By PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune (Original here)
Former University of Minnesota wrestling All-American Brock Lesnar, the current Ultimate Fighting Champion heavyweight title holder, took a swipe at President Obama in an interview and bragged that he is “built like a black man” as he credited God — and not steroids — for his physique.
Lesnar’s smorgasbord of comments came in an interview with Maxim that was published in May and posted Friday on Fightline.com, a website that covers mixed-martial arts, ultimate fighting and other forms of professional wrestling.
Lesnar was a two-time All-American and 2000 NCAA heavyweight champion for the Gophers. His post-college career took off when he became a star with the WWE for two years, a part of his life that he recalled with some regret.
“You live a double life,” the 285-pound Lesnar said. “I was tired of trying to be who I was in the ring and then coming home for two days to be normal. They didn’t allow you to be. The guys who get out are the smart ones, really and truly.”
Lesnar also took a swipe at President Obama when talking about having money for the first time in his life while in the WWE.
“I acted foolishly,” he said in the interview, noting the he owned four homes (one in western Hennepin County), a private plane, two Hummers and a Mercedes. Asked whether he has saved for retirement, he responded: “That’s private. But if Obama keeps spending our money like this, I’ll have to fight till I’m 50.”
Concerning steroids and his ability to stay ripped, Lesnar said.
“I bet you I’ve taken over 60 steroid tests. In college, I had 15 random drug tests in two years. I’ve taken drug tests for the NFL, the WWE, the UFC. I must be pretty good at masking steroids. God gave me this body: Are you jealous of it or what? Give me a break.
“I got the genetics of–not to get into racism or anything–but I’m built like a black man. Would you say so?”
One day before his 32nd birthday, Lesnar defends his UFC title vs. Frank Mir on July 11 in Las Vegas. Lesnar won the championship from Randy Couture last November.