After the fight, Dana White made it clear that such behavior was unacceptable, and Lesnar came to the podium with an apology for his comments, and a Bud Light, even after bashing them in his interview with Rogan.
"That's not who Brock really is, and what he did out there is not real. You don't have to act like someone you're not. This isn't the WWE. I'm not trying to get someone to act all crazy so we'll do more pay-per-views. That's not what this sport is about." - Dana White, UFC President
Here's Lesnar's apology:
While Lesnar's original comments are resented by many, the bottom line is that his image as a villain in the UFC will benefit the UFC greatly. It goes against most traditional martial arts ideals, and is much more in line with the methods of the WWE , where Brock Lesnar used to make his living.
Although Lesnar's not in the WWE anymore, and his schtick offends MMA purists, it just might be exactly what the UFC needs to put them over the top. A title holder who inspires emotion in fans across the board, even if it's negative emotions, will make it a huge event every time Lesnar steps into the octagon. Whether it's the crossover fans from WWE hoping that Lesnar's reign continues, or the aforementioned MMA purists who want to see him lose to someone like Mir, who has better technical skills. Regardless, every single one of his fights are now super-events, and will bring in huge money for the UFC as long as he's on top.
That last sentence is actually something that could be a death sentence, or at least a moratorium, to the idea of Brock Lesnar fighting the one man on the planet who has the single best chance of beating him. This is much to the chagrin of MMA fans everywhere, but there's a good chance that Dana White and the UFC will not want to allow their cash cow to lose by bringing current Affliction star Fedor Emelianenko into the octagon.
A Lesnar vs Fedor matchup would undoubtedly be one of the biggest draws in MMA history. The most physically dominant fighter in the sport against the most dominant heavyweight of all time would certainly be appealing for anyone and everyone who has any interest in the sport. A world class wrestler in Lesnar, who looks like he's even too big for the heavyweight class but still moves with the athleticism of a middleweight might actually have a chance against Fedor, who has excellent jiu jitsu skills to go along with devastating one-punch knockout power in both hands.
Fedor has shown the ability to beat much bigger fighters, including but not limited to 7'2", 350-lb Hong Man Choi, and 6'7" former UFC champ Tim Sylvia. Neither of them are as athletic or have the wrestling pedigree that Lesnar has, so it would be a unique challenge for Fedor. But Lesnar has never fought anyone even remotely comparable to Fedor and his well-rounded skill set.
While there has been a strong movement to get Fedor into the UFC for a while now, it no longer seems to be as necessary, with Lesnar emerging as a dominant champion. Now, he's the most marketable and profitable face in the business, and as long as he's doing well, the UFC is doing well. A fight against Fedor would be the riskiest possible move now for the UFC, especially if they were unable to get Fedor to commit to a long term deal, which appears to be one of the main problems that they're having with trying to close a deal.
So don't hold your breath on Fedor coming to the UFC. Despite the apology, Lesnar will probably keep up with his bad-boy image, and the UFC will pretend that they don't like it, but then they'll snicker all the way to the bank. He'll roll through the winner of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy Couture, and then he'll probably do the same against Shane Carwin, Cain Velasquez, or whoever else ends up in the opposite corner. There will probably be another matchup with Frank Mir, and Lesnar will probably dominate that one again as well. But once things get boring and people get sick of watching him win, look for the UFC to suddenly go all out for Fedor.
It will happen. Just not any time soon... because now, with the new Brock Lesnar, the UFC doesn't need Fedor.