“I watch the other heavyweights and I don’t feel threatened by any of them…It doesn’t mean jack s*** to me. I just want to win fights and make as much money as I can…It’s all part of the plan and it’s a dream come true. I’m not getting caught up in la-la land. I’m keeping everything in perspective and keeping it real…But even though I’ve got the belt, I can still become a better fighter. It poses a whole other threat now, with people gunning for you and not just me trying to climb the ladder…I’ve had plenty of jobs to put food on the table. I grew up on a farm in South Dakota so I’m no stranger to hard work…But you have to make money. If there wasn’t a prize or a guy couldn’t make a living out of this I highly doubt that anybody would fight…Put it this way, guys play golf for recreation. You don’t fight and get bloody noses and black eyes for fun. I’m a grown man and I have to make a living out of this.”
It’s not like every other professional fighter in the world, with maybe a few exceptions, doesn’t want the same two things, yet Brock manages to come off so much more abrasive about it than everybody else. He tells it like it is, though. Guess you gotta give him credit for that.