UFC Champ Brock Lesnar Comes Under Fire for "Black Man" Comment

Tim ListAnalyst IJune 28, 2009

The Ultimate Fighting Championship World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has come under fire for his comments that he's built like a black man.

In a recent interview, Lesnar told a reporter "God gave me this body. I got the genetics of—not to get into racism or anything— but I'm built like a black man. Would you say so?"

Reporter Spencer Hall of The Sporting News fired back at Lesnar's comment in an article earlier this week, writing:

"Brock Lesnar must live in a different neighborhood than I do. I live in Atlanta, a half black, half white Southern city where everyone is, for the most part, fatter than the average person. Regardless of color, this is a city of mostly out-of-shape people, including black guys, who look just as busted up as anyone else with half a gut hanging over the belt of their pants on an Atlanta street."

MMA reporter Arturo Collozo (Wrestling News Desk's MMA Section) stated "Are we really having this discussion in this day and age, where Barack Obama is President of the United States?

"An insensitive comment at best," Collozo continued, "and a major bad PR issue for UFC at worst."

Lesnar fights the only man to beat him in the Octagon, Frank Mir, to unify the UFC heavyweight titles in the main event of UFC 100 on July 11 in Las Vegas.


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