An interesting blog from Canadian reporter Neil Springer at Canoe.ca recounts an incident at the UFC 100 press conference where Brock Lesnar’s desire for privacy clashed with Dana White’s desire for press leading into tonight’s big pay-per-view. The report reads:
“Brock Lesnar’s annoyance with the media spotlight continued at today’s UFC 100 press conference.
While saying his bit at the beginning, he informed everyone he’d be leaving once he was done speaking and wouldn’t take any questions from the press. As Lesnar attempted to split, UFC president Dana White pulled him aside and spoke directly into his ear. Only they know what was said, but Lesnar immediately sat his ass back down and answered all the media’s questions.”
This isn’t the first time Brock has tried to escape the media. During the filming of the UFC 100 Countdown show (which airs on Spike TV again this afternoon or on UFC.com at this link) Brock storms out of an interview and punches a hallway wall so far that the next door over falls off it’s hinges. Brock has stated in numerous interviews that he doesn’t own a computer and rarely watches TV, while a recent article in his hometown newspaper claimed that he turned down multiple Hollywood offers and most people in his hometown leave him alone when out in public.