Paul Heyman

ESPN.com is featuring a lengthy interview with WWE personality Paul Heyman where he talks about Brock Lesnar making his return to mixed martial arts at UFC 200 on July 9 against Mark Hunt. Heyman said Lesnar making his return to the UFC is something Brock wants to do and that he’s a true competitor.

“He’s a competitor and the moment he announced his retirement from mixed martial arts [in December 2011], I think he regretted the fact that he missed a chance to compete at perfect health. It’s the one decision in his life he ever was second-guessing and therefore, for his own mindset, I think this is the greatest thing that has ever happened to him because he gets to go back and do something at an age when so few do it. He truly needs in his heart of hearts to do it because competition is in his blood and he wasn’t ready to walk away from that yet.”

Heyman also addresses Lesnar’s future with WWE – win or lose – following his return at UFC 200 and his scheduled appearance at SummerSlam.

“I understand what you’re asking me, but I think in terms of an overall picture, when you are at Brock’s level of being a box office attraction, everything affects what you’re going to be doing at the next appearance. My father was an attorney in the state of New York, which is where I came up with the term advocate. Very famously, a judge once said to my father, “If, if, if, if …” And my father said to the judge, “I don’t deal in ifs, I deal in absolutes. If my aunt had balls, she would be my uncle. She doesn’t, so she’s still my aunt and not my uncle.” I don’t deal in ifs. Here’s an absolute: Brock Lesnar is stepping into the Octagon on July 9 against Mark Hunt. Here is an absolute: Brock Lesnar is appearing at WWE SummerSlam on Aug. 21. Here’s an absolute: Brock Lesnar will be featured on the cover of “WWE 2K17″ on Oct. 11. I can’t deal in ifs in hypothetical situations. I only deal in absolutes. Whatever happens in that Octagon will likely affect things moving forward, but let’s wait until July 9.”

4 COMMENTS

  1. Well said. I’m actually not convinced he really does boost WWE’s profits. I’d like to see some hard numbers that he really brings in more fans & revenue to the various shows & PPVs he rarely does and if they offset the insane amount of money they pay him minus the lost revenue of PPVs that went unordered due to his absence.

  2. I’m reminded of a line Obi Wan Kenobi told a demented Anakin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sith; “Only a Sith deals in absolutes.”

  3. I just don’t see why ppl invest so much in him knowing he doesn’t stick around and squashes everybody in less than 15 seconds that he faces and Vince would have to be extremely stupid if he allows him to have another title reign keyword “reign” which he rarely had (in his 3 month absence)

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