So, I'm not a Brock Lesnar fan, but I find this interesting. In MMA, fighters do use the threat of death in certain cliches, Nate always says "kill or be killed" which is a metaphor for his mentality. (To be fair, I'm not 100% sure that Nate actually knows what a metaphor is, but he is using it correctly.) But in high profile UFC fights, three instances of fighters talking about "killing" and "death" come up. The first is BJ Penn saying he is going to "fight to the death" vs GSP. Given the circumstances of how that fight went, you know quitting on the stool, it came off ironic, but it did get some attention from the fans here on Sherdog. Maybe it's only my own perception, but that comment was more of a way to tell people about his mindset going into the fight. The other two just happen to involve Brock. Frank Mir really made it a point to let people know that he wanted to literally kill Lesnar and have the first death in the UFC. There was a little bit of outrage here on the sdog about it, but it went away after the hilarious UFC 100 result. Now, a full 100 numbered UFC events later, Mark Hunt of all people is loudly claiming that Brock tried to kill him. It's very noteworthy as he didn't react much to Bigfoot or Mir roiding, but did a full 180 after UFC 200. Now, maybe it's a money ploy which makes this all just an odd coincidence, but is there something about Brock that the people facing him in the octagon suddenly become interested in mortality? Just looking for random opinions and I welcome any flaming that I'll get. But I have a suspicious feeling that fighting Brock is a lot closer to life and death then most UFC fights. Like Joanna Jedrechzick seems a full step ahead of her competition, but I don't perceive that anyone in her division would ever talk about "death" while discussing fighting her.