Aside from maybe Brock Lesnar's physician, WWE performer Paul Heyman likely knows the former UFC heavyweight champion better than anyone. Retired from MMA and back to professional wrestling, Lesnar is apparently enjoying a return to form.
"He feels great," Heyman told FOX Sports. "He's healthy. His body is not spending so much energy fighting off diverticulitis. He's healthy for the first time in years and I think his potential is limitless. He's a once-in-a-lifetime athlete. This is Jim Thorpe, read news >>
Few had the privilege of witnessing the extraordinary rise and fall of Brock Lesnar firsthand in the UFC.
One of the lucky few, Paul Heyman—a longtime friend and manager of Lesnar—claims the former UFC heavyweight champ would still be holding the belt if not for his chronic health issues.
In a recent interview with Damon Martin of Fox Sports, Heyman put it bluntly in stating his case regarding Lesnar's potential.
"If Brock Lesnar ever fought healthy in the UFC, I don't see any fighter that could read news >>
WWE's Paul Heyman, both the on-screen mouthpiece for Brock Lesnar the pro wrestler, and confidante of Lesnar the person, on The MMA Hour talked Lesnar, C.M. Punk, the UFC direction, the end of Strikeforce, Ronda Rousey and his own flirtations with the business side of MMA. World Wrestling Entertainment performer Paul Heyman, who has had many ties to mixed martial arts over the years with both UFC, Strikeforce and discussions with other promotions, spoke about wrestling, MMA, his "client" Brock L read news >>
Paul Heyman believes Ronda Rousey is a bigger long-term PPV draw than Floyd Mayweather and the biggest since draw since Mike Tyson. Having worked closely with Brock Lesnar for so many years, Paul Heyman knows a thing or two about PPV draws.
Known for his creative talents during his ECW and WWE days, Heyman was in part responsible for the success of several of wrestling's biggest stars. He also served as the "manager" and mic-piece for Lesnar, and remains on television with the former UFC heavywe read news >>
Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar's manager, says that the former UFC champion finally has a clean bill of health, and would consider a UFC return "if a change of circumstance happens".
Paul Heyman, a long time pro wrestling staple and manager of Brock Lesnar, was a guest at The MMA Hour so naturally one of the talking points was his polarizing client. According to him, the former UFC champion is finally healthy after that long battle with diverticulitis: "He had a clean bill of health, finally. Brock w read news >>
WWE's Paul Heyman joins us in studio to talk about his new DVD, entitled "Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman," as well as other MMA-related happenings in his life. read news >>
Perhaps the most colossal megafight that never came to fruition in mixed martial arts was the mythical matchup of Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko.
According to Lesnar’s longtime friend and on-screen advocate Paul Heyman, Lesnar was gearing up for the fight against “The Last Emperor” and was beginning to train for the bout with a clean bill of health.
Over the past few years, UFC commissioner Dana White has periodically given media members small windows into the failed negotiations to bring Fe read news >>
The MMA Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of the show:
1:00 p.m. ET -- Jon Jones will stop by to preview his UFC 178 fight against Daniel Cormier.
1:20 p.m. -- Alexander Gustafsson will discuss the knee injury that forced him out of UFC 178 and what's next for him.
1:40 p.m. -- Randy Couture will talk about his new Spike TV show, "Gym Rescue," and other news.
2:05 p.m. -- WWE's Paul Heyman will join us in studio to talk about his new DVD, entitled "Ladies and Gentlemen, My read news >>
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Chael Sonnen wasn't sure how he was going to deal with the tough situation he was put in while coaching TUF Brazil 3, so he turned to someone he had never even met before to get some advice - Paul Heyman.
...If you don't watch pro wrestling, you might not have heard the name Paul Heyman before. He has dabbled in MMA here and there, working for Strikeforce a bit and spending a lot of time with former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. Heyman is well-known for being a very, very smart man, and read news >>
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Chael Sonnen, it would appear, is a Paul Heyman guy. "To say [Wanderlei] was ruining the show may be extreme, but the interaction between he and I is an element of the show that's important. There has to be the interaction of the coaches. It's an important factor. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know how to handle this. This is the same time I'm losing my grip on my character as a heel. I can feel it slipping away. He's being aggressive. He's skipping practices. He's partying. I don't know wh read news >>
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Three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen is one of the biggest personalities in the fight game, but even he wasn't sure how he was going to cope with Wanderlei Silva's antics on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3. That is, until he had a candid conversation with well-known pro wrestling personality Paul Heyman. The American Gangster dishes the details in an interview with MMA Fighting's Dave Meltzer. Paul was a guy that even without knowing him, I knew I could trust him. We have mutual friends, read news >>