Ultimate Fighter Brock Lesnar: Canada’s Health Care Like ‘Third World Country’
January 20, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Brock Lesnar, the tattooed and outspoken Ultimate Fighting heavyweight champion, announced his return to the ring after a prolonged intestinal illness, during a teleconference today. And in typical Brock Lesnar fashion, he made headlines for an off-message rant, when he proceeded to diss the Canadian healthcare system calling it a “third world country.” And a man who once said he might “get on top of [his] wife” after his match, didn’t stop his rant there. After insulting our neighbors to the North, he then offered his political views, declaring that he was a Conservative Republican who doesn’t want the “socialistic healthcare” policies of President Obama.
Brock Lesnar told reporters that when he fell ill in Canada in October, he sought care at a Canadian hospital. Lesnar said that the hospital had broken equipment and was unable to help him. “They couldn’t do nothing for me. It was like I was in a third world country. I had to get out of there.”
Lesnar then described his terrifying “escape” from the “third world country” Canadian healthcare system. He said that his wife saved his life, because she busted him out of the Socialistic hospital and drove 100 miles-per-hour until she crossed the border and entered health care nirvana in the United States.
Lesnar went on to say that Canadians are nice people and that they have good hunting. And he even owns property in the Socialist nation, but their healthcare pretty much sucks. “I love Canada. I own property in Canada but if I had to choose between care in Canada or the U.S., I definitely want to be in the United States. I wasn’t at the right facility,” Lesnar told reporters.
Lesnar refused to provide the name of the Canadian third world hospital that he escaped from in the dead of night. When asked by Canadian reporters for additional details about his treatment there, he tried to walk back his complaints. “The hospital I was at, it wasn’t their fault. They had some machinery that wasn’t working. We went to where we could have [the proper testing] done.”
Lesnar then said that the U.S. has the best doctors and healthcare and that we don’t need the “total reform” proposed by President Obama. “Our healthcare system is a little radical, but we’ve got the best doctors in the world. I don’t believe a total reform is necessary. We don’t need socialistic healthcare in America. The doctors in the United States gave me the best care possible.”
When a reporter asked him about his health insurance, he responded that he provided his own. He acknowledged that health insurance was “expensive, but said,”we don’t need Socialistic health care in America.”
Of course, not everyone in America has access to our great doctors and hospitals, but that’s not a problem for wealthy individuals, like Lesnar.
“I’m a Conservative Republican I don’t want this to happen,” said Lesnar.
Lesnar plans to return to fighting for the UFC sometime this summer.