People like controversy. But when does controversy become annoyance? When does annoyance become hate? When does hate result in in-your-face comments?
By Lesnar defeating a very stout, game opponent in Frank Mir, you would expect him taking Mir's pride as being enough of a prize to go along with the nice UFC heavyweight championship he'll take home. However, Lesnar didn't stop there.
Much like in his World Wrestling Entertainment days when he was known as "The Next Big Thing," Lesnar put a sour end on the fight when he went up to a defenseless Mir after the fight and, according to Mike Goldberg, said, "You can talk as much s*** as you want now."
To add to the lack of class Lesnar showed, he taunted and jeered both the crowd and Mir, saying that he loved the boo's the crowd gave him, and that Mir had a horseshoe where the sun doesn't shine, and he pulled it out and hit it over his head.
The image that seems to go array with me is the image the UFC continued to show multiple times, when Lesnar shouts at one of the cameras with his saliva shooting everywhere but on the camera.
I'm not an expert here, but I'm sure that the UFC didn't like the response Lesnar was giving to the crowd after his win over Mir. For a classy organization to have one of it's lead champions flipping off the crowd in Las Vegas after it's headline bout, it seems like something you wouldn't want to see if you work for the UFC's media relations department.
Aside from that, Lesnar might not want to end future interviews by shunning the lead sponsor for the UFC for not sponsoring him, and saying he might even get on top of his woman at the end of the night.
In a much classier, less climatic bout, Georges St. Pierre handily defeated No. 1 Contender Thiago Alves to retain his UFC Welterweight title, and further assert his claim as the best pound-for-pound fighter in all of MMA.
After the bout, St. Pierre spoke to Joe Rogan saying that he aggravated his groin in the bout, and if he wants to fight at 185 pounds in the future, he would need some time to acquire the weight naturally.
Current fears might arise with St. Pierre's groin injury which might keep him out until late 2009, or early 2010. However, if St. Pierre showed anything tonight, it was that he will fight through anything.