WWE’s Brock Lesnar opens up about meeting Muhammad Ali

Brock Lesnar On Muhammad Ali

Brock Lesnar has been incredibly successful in his career, whether that be in the Octagon for the UFC or as a WWE Superstar in the ring.

Recently, he took to the big stage at SummerSlam, entertaining us all in his first ever Last Man Standing match despite his busy career so far, including huge moments that sees him as one of the star attractions to the organisation.

He arrived to the ring on a tractor which he used to his advantage during the match, however, he wasn’t able to get the victory against Roman Reigns, with The Tribal Chief keeping his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship that we won almost two years ago now, what a reign it’s been.

Back in 2016, the sporting world was shocked by the death of iconic boxer, Muhammad Ali. Many people have been inspired by the great man, especially those in combat sports.

The former heavyweight champion was battling Parkinson’s towards the back end of his life, with his health declining during his final 15 years before he sadly passed away.

Ali will always be remembered as an all-time great, with the outpouring of support and tributes to the great man after his death showing us just how much he meant to so many people.

UFC and WWE legend Brock Lesnar in the octagon for an MMA fight
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 9: Brock Lesnar prepares to fight Mark Hunt during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

One of those was Brock Lesnar, who when asked about Ali had the following to say: “I got to meet Ali one time and all I remember when I met and shook the man’s hand was, he never talked, at that point Parkinson’s, the illness had taken over.

“But, I just remember when he extended his hand and he didn’t have to say anything to me, it was just, not a weird vibe, it was such a gracious handshake and it was just very, I can’t even put a word to it.

“So I felt something powerful from the man. I watched pretty much all of his fights, I met him one time and he never spoke a word to me but I felt the presence and power from him.

“So it was impactful for sure, here’s a guy who’s a boxer who’s selling tickets, walking the walk and talking the talk. He set the stage, it’s big business, you’ve got to be flashy on the outside and flashy on the inside.

“It’s a tragedy, my heart goes out to the family, to live with Parkinson’s for so many years, very difficult, that’s just a battle in itself, forget how great of a champion he was, the man had to live with Parkinson’s for how many years? That’s a feat in its own.”

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