Heyman backs Brock for UFC HoF, doubts return

source: mmajunkie.com
 

Brock Lesnar's four-year stint in MMA seemingly challenges the UFC Hall of Fame's undefined, intangible standards. It included three consecutive million pay-per-view buy rates (UFC 100, UFC 116 and UFC 121) with half of his eight career bouts having a UFC title at stake. It helped define the first UFC heavyweight to carry the "baddest man on the planet" moniker – one adopted from a post-Mike Tyson boxing era.

Can a fighter be a hall of famer with fewer than 10 career outings? With a UFC record that's one loss short of the .500 mark?

There is no question, insisted Paul Heyman, Lesnar's on-air WWE representative and the co-author of Lesnar's autobiography.

"Of course he is," Heyman told MMAjunkie.com. "Listen, here's the thing: Look at the three that he lost to, number one. Number two, 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, a former UFC heavyweight champion, or Randy Couture and the legends of legends in UFC.'"

"But he didn't do that. He walked in and said give me your best."

"I think Dana White would love to have Brock Lesnar back. I think Lorenzo Fertitta would love to have Brock Lesnar back. Does Brock Lesnar want to go back? I don't think Brock has anything to prove in the UFC anymore. He's 35 years old. He made a lot of money in the UFC.

"His house and his farms and his cars and everything that he owns is paid for. Why would he go in and risk injury and concussions and risk any kind of physical damage when he doesn't need to? That's the thing you have to understand. How hungry can a fighter be when he has millions and millions of dollars in the bank? What's there for him to gain? Another run as UFC heavyweight champion? Why would he do that?"

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MainelyBJJ site profile image  

9/8/12 3:23 PM by MainelyBJJ

 He shouldnt even snihh the HOF.  Thats just crazy talk........

Teenage mutant lesnar turtle site profile image  

9/8/12 2:26 PM by Teenage mutant lesnar turtle

Lol

Charlie100AD site profile image  

9/8/12 2:20 PM by Charlie100AD

"Tardiolli - Lets be real here as soon as Brock realized he wasn't going to be the #1 he left the sport. "Brock doesn't like not being the best", yeah whoever said that I see that. He took his ball home. He did well for the amount of training he had but he clearly didn't give 2 shits about the sport, it was one more side activity for him and it wouldn't be surprising at all if he never even hints a comeback. Before people cry illness, he's back to the WWE that is a pretty physically demanding activity. You can't have it both ways."I like Brock and would like him to return, but completely THIS.

EdTheGreat site profile image  

9/8/12 1:12 PM by EdTheGreat

This

baby-silverback site profile image  

9/8/12 1:08 PM by baby-silverback

No, just not a Brock fan. That's all

CLINTK9 site profile image  

9/8/12 1:08 PM by CLINTK9

the training you have to do daily for mma is MUCH more strenuous on the body. pushing your body to its limits to get strong, good cardio & technique. much more strenuous for the condition Brock had. He just has to look good and get out there and play with his friends for 10 minutes. not train 6-8 hrs a day.

JakeTheMuss site profile image  

9/8/12 1:06 PM by JakeTheMuss

Do people really think this?I'm not saying you're right or wrong but its not like people will talk about Hopkins v RJJ 2 in years to come either... Some fights just happen way too late.Id love to see it regardless but it'd hardly be gamechanging.

Tardiolli site profile image  

9/8/12 12:56 PM by Tardiolli

Lets be real here as soon as Brock realized he wasn't going to be the #1 he left the sport. "Brock doesn't like not being the best", yeah whoever said that I see that. He took his ball home.He did well for the amount of training he had but he clearly didn't give 2 shits about the sport, it was one more side activity for him and it wouldn't be surprising at all if he never even hints a comeback.Before people cry illness, he's back to the WWE that is a pretty physically demanding activity. You can't have it both ways.

Stephen Holder site profile image  

9/8/12 12:44 PM by Stephen Holder

I would love to see the fight as a fan, enough to the point that I am sick of every thread that pops up claiming its going to happen only to find out that its not. Every ppv Brock is on bolsters buyrates, that's just a fact but this claim is so incredibly exaggerated its unreal. The average WWE/UFC crossover fan buying a PPV wouldn't know the difference between Lesnar fighting Fedor or Cheick Kongo. Even as an mma fan the appeal is dwindling for me because of how long this match has been proposed and also the fact that both fighters will have taken a large amount of time off since their most recent competition by the time this fight does or will be possible to occur.

CLINTK9 site profile image  

9/8/12 12:32 PM by CLINTK9

Looks like you Mad Bro^^^yeah how dare Brocks best friend and manager talk about what Brocks doing or thinking.