Ultimate Fighter Lesnar Faces Hunting Charges

MEDICINE HAT, Alberta (AP) — Former UFC heavyweight champion and professional wrestler Brock Lesnar has been accused by Canadian wildlife officials of shooting a mule deer buck in southern Alberta but keeping only the trophy head.

Lesnar, 34, and his hunting guide are facing three charges related to leaving meat to rot, improper tagging and illegal possession of wildlife.

Lesnar wasn’t present during Thursday’s hearing at Medicine Hat provincial court. According to court documents, he has yet to submit to the jurisdiction to be arraigned and has so far only been represented by a legal agent.

A home phone for Lesnar, who lives in Alexandria, Minn., could not be found. A message left for Lesnar’s agent Friday was not immediately returned.

After 14 months away from mixed martial arts while he recovered from a lower intestinal ailment, Lesnar will return to the octagon Dec. 30 against Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Lesnar is the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view draw, largely thanks to his fame from his former career with World Wrestling Entertainment.

In an article on the 2010 hunt by Alberta’s Professional Outfitter Magazine, Lesnar was described as needing medical attention for a severe arm injury after the deer’s antlers punctured his biceps as he packed the head out.

A video shot by North American Hunter Television showed Lesnar shooting a mule deer buck at the bottom of a steep coulee under heavy snow cover, as his guide stood nearby.

“I’m very happy with him. Nice, old, mature mule deer,” Lesnar said in the video after shooting the buck. “Now the work begins.”

Lesnar is then seen with a ruck sack packing what he describes as nearly 150 pounds of meat. The clip didn’t show any other parts of the animal being harvested.

“Baddest man on the planet. With the horns and about 150 pounds of meat on my back for about 500 feet, living the dream — this is what I live for,” Lesnar said at the end of the video.

The director of the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society said it’s unethical to leave edible meat in the field.

“Wasted game is a very serious crime in the minds of hunters because most everybody is hunting for meat at the outset,” said Owen Voaklander. “It’s sort of paying reverence to the animal that they harvested and you’re not wasting.”

Both Lesnar and the guide are scheduled to make their next court appearance Jan. 19.

Lesnar was an NCAA champion wrestler at the University of Minnesota before his career with the WWE. He won the UFC heavyweight title by beating Randy Couture in just his fourth professional MMA bout in November 2008, but lost the belt to Cain Velasquez in October 2010.

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  • crazy dude

    Brock abides by Brock law … simple as that.
    He may someday be gutted himself is my fear

  • dumb as they get

    I used to think he was an idiot when he was yapping on KFAN way back
    now he proves it without a doubt.
    hope they fine him $100K and the same for the guide….unless he told the guide he’d kill him if he didn’t play along with the 3 kill
    to many punches to the brain…a million to many lol

  • TED

    Witless GOON…

  • Jack MeHoff

    Just another A$$ clown who thinks he’s better than the rest of & doesn’t have to follow the rules. I hope they fine him to the full extent of the law.

  • rocky

    The dude better not come around here anymore, I’ll bust his ass. Da little whimp…

  • Ace

    I’d like to see a target tattooed on his face and put him in a shooting gallery and that would still be too good for him.

  • Obv.

    This happens everyday numerous times, please don’t call him ufc champion he hasn’t been that for a long time, and has 0 chance to regain it.

  • Prof. Growth

    He still has a magnifying glass he borrowed from my glass room when he needed to find his pee-pee to go potty. Me thinks it was the hormones he eating but …. maybe besides being shameless he is hungless ?

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  • Reggie

    Why don’t you twerps make those comments to him when you are face-to-face?

    I think we know the answer to that.

    • ^ Doy doy doy doy doy doy doy doy? ^

      A 7th grade phrase?! That’s all you can come up with?! Hahahahahaha! What’s he gonna’ do, beat us with his pencil? Make yourself useful sweet-pea, and help Brock pop zits on his back and balls – he’ll reward you with a little Cunn!lingu$… Hahahahahahaha!

      • jaja binks

        Ive met him face to face, there wouldnt be a chance any of you guys would say smack to that mans face, you all think he’s an idiot from my perspective, he makes more in a month than most make in a year. So idiot or not, he’s rich, hes huge, very talented, and he would def kick yours. So stop hatin people you dont even know.

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          Doy do doy doy doy?

        • He's a Jerk!

          So what if he’s rich. Saddam Hussein was rich, too. He’s a jerk. Jerks think it’s OK to kill a deer just to cut off its head to show off in his trophy room, then leave everything else to rot. What a waste. A decent person wouldn’t do that, and you know it.

          • Baka

            Yeah because decent people go out and randomly shoot animals for sport!
            Don’t be so judgmental, all of you people are f’ing up!

  • JS

    Looky me, I’m tough!

    How long, o’ lord?

  • rick

    Throw the book at him, let him rot!!!!

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    Lesnar is a liberal and so the posters here can’t hate a fellow liberal.

    • loser

      OF course he is. He doesn’t have an education.
      He was born and raised in Webster South Dakota… what do you expect?

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