Paul Heyman has become a very close friend of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. Along with helping pen his autobiography, Heyman also works with Lesnar in the pro wrestling promotion, WWE.
Lesnar (5-3) helped push the UFC to newer heights in terms of fan-fare and pay-per-view buys during his four-year run, but does that help push him into a fraternity that includes the likes of Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, Dan Severn and Ken Shamrock?
“Of course he is,” said Heyman, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com recently. “Look at the three (fighters) that he lost to (Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem), No. 1. No. 2, what if Brock Lesnar did what everyone else did and said, ‘Feed me a guy every other month for three years so I’ll get six victories a year. I’ll be 18-0 before you put me in there with a Frank Mir or Randy Couture. But he didn’t do that. He walked in and said, ‘Give me your best.'”
Heyman doesn’t believe that Lesnar will return to the UFC in the near future, adding, “I think Dana White would love to have Brock Lesnar back. I don’t think Brock has anything to prove in the UFC anymore.”