Gable Steveson

Gable Steveson Praises Brock Lesnar, Talks Possible Future In MMA

NCAA Champion, Olympian, and WWE Superstar Gable Steveson recently sat down on The Mixed Martial Arts Hour with Ariel Helwani to discuss his upcoming move to WWE.

Topics discussed include Brock Lesnar, his dream opponent, and if there is a future for him in MMA.

When talking about Lesnar, Steveson said that Lesnar was actually one of the first people to reach out to him after winning his second NCAA Championship last weekend. He said, “He said ‘great job’ and was congratulating me on my good interview too. He said I had a really good interview, which I was proud to hear. I’m working on just my talking skills and making sure that I can take things off of me and put it on other people. I would hate to go on an ESPN interview or this type of interview and say that, ‘I’m the best. I’m the greatest American heavyweight to ever wrestle.’ I would rather tell you that I would have another person do that instead of me and say that, ‘I love kids that would be better than me. And anybody else who wants to do what I do, they can do better too.”

Continuing the discussion on Lesnar, Steveson said that you do not need to look any further when talking about his dream opponent. Steveson said “Brock is Minnesota great. One-time national champ, two-time finalist. He lost to Stephen Neal in, I think, 2000 or something like that. Brock Lesnar is the match I want. And obviously, he probably knows that and he’s getting ready for that too. When that time comes, it’s going to be a great time, you know? It’s going to sell bigger than probably him and Roman Reigns. But Brock don’t have two national titles.”

The conversation then turned to the possibility that Steveson could follow in the foot steps of Lesnar and eventually turn his attention to MMA one day. While that is not the immediate focus for Gable, it was not ruled out. Steveson said, “There is a chance I do step into the MMA ring. I like to challenge myself in all aspects and the Brock route is what I plan to take right now, and I think just learning from him and learning his steps is gonna help me succeed to the maximum potential. I think there is that chance to step in the octagon and I think I would be really good with the right training and the right support system around me. So I’m just gonna leave that chapter open and maybe we’ll write it, maybe we won’t.”

Credit to Wrestling Inc. for providing the transcriptions of the interview which you can listen to below.

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