Paul Heyman has discussed whether he can see his one-time client Brock Lesnar ever returning to the world of mixed martial arts.
Brock Lesnar conquered the world of MMA in the same way he did both WWE and NJPW during his hiatus from professional wrestling.
Lesnar entered the UFC in 2008, facing a who’s who of the company’s elite fighters. He defeated UFC legend Randy Couture for the UFC Heavyweight Championship in November 2008 to become the first man to win both the WWE and UFC Heavyweight Championships.
Brock Lesnar ended his full-time UFC career at the end of 2011 following a loss to Alistair Overeem. The Beast Incarnate then returned to WWE a few short months later on the night after WrestleMania 28. He did return to UFC in 2016 for a one-off fight with Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Lesnar’s win was later overturned due to a failed drug test.
Lesnar’s long time advocate Paul Heyman has now discussed with Josh Martinez of Z100 the possibility of Brock Lesnar ever returning to fight in the octagon:
“Been there, done that. If you were to tell me that Brock Lesnar would have a shoot-out in soccer with Messi, that I believe. But he has already done the MMA schtick.”
“He knocked out Randy Couture, took a beating from Shane Carwin. He’s a conqueror. What more can he do in the UFC that he hasn’t done? When Brock Lesnar went out for the Minnesota Vikings in 2004, he was 295 pounds, just suffered a motorcycle accident, and he had a torn groin, broken pelvis, a wired-shut jaw, and he still ran his 100-yard dash in Olympic qualifying time.”
“He has nothing left to prove in MMA. He can make a lot more money in the WWE.”
Heyman might wish anything would distract Brock Lesnar from his current pursuit of Roman Reigns and the WWE Universal Championship.