The time Brock Lesnar lost it with a famous entourage at UFC 184
Actor Skylar Astin's brother Milan recently had a terrifying Brock Lesnar experience. On the latest episode of The Fighter and The Kid, the double-threat tells co-hosts Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen about the time his brother got a little too close and personal with the former UFC heavyweight champion, ringside, at UFC 184 this past Feb.
"We're cageside at the Ronda Rousey, Cat Zingano fight, and basically Brock Lesnar was the guest of honor," Astin begins.
"That was in that interesting time where you did not know what Brock was going to do. We're sitting with TJ [Dillashaw] and Urijah [Faber] and feeling pretty cool about ourselves, that we have these all-access passes, and going backstage and the whole b.s. that people want to kill me for talking about, right now...Essentially, my brother leans over to Brock Lesnar...and just goes, 'Dude! You gotta come back, man! You gotta come back, dude!'
"And Brock just goes, 'Sit the f*** down! You don't know s***! What the f***?' Blood red, mad...Urijah and TJ are kind of frozen, my brother's poor girlfriend is in between, just crying."
While Astin and most of his party were (mostly) certain that Lesnar wouldn't actually beat up his brother, that didn't stop the bantamweight champion from teasing Milan. "Finally, when it relaxed, TJ leans over my brother's girlfriend tell Milan, 'Dude, he's going to push your s***, man. You're fu****.' His girlfriend is crying, now. She doesn't know. This is her first time at a fight, cageside. She's a big fan but also doesn't understand that, no, Brock's really not going to do this."
At first, Astin says that he didn't know if Lesnar was just playing up his professional wrestling villain role, but then empathized with the retired fighter and realized that he may have just been tired of fans being so flip, even in support, with the very important decision of his whether or not to return to competition or stay in the WWE.
"It was kind of funny, but also scary because I'm watching a three-piece suit Brock Lesnar stare back at my brother every once in awhile, and I'm, like, trying to diffuse it just being, like, I think that either he's a psycho and/or he's in WWE mode where he's playing a heel and is like, just f**** with the fans," he says.
"It's a deep-seeded thing for him. It means a lot to come back and I think he was just tired of everyone saying, 'come back, man.' I think it was just like, 'You don't know what I have to do to do this.'"
Probably. In any case, it is an amazing story out of no where.
And, a warning to fans who may encounter Lesnar. Approach with respect and caution, or not at all.
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