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Alibaster 10-10-2012 05:20 PM

Is Paul Heyman starting early negotiations to bring Brock Lesnar back to the UFC?
 
Source: http://fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Pau...n-the-UFC.html

Let me start this off by saying that this is educated speculation, but it sure seems like it. Lesnar has been saying for a bit now that he has thought about coming back to MMA and Dana White said he'd love to have him back, now Heyman starts pumping up Lesnars ability to drive PPV's and sell fights.

Sounds like a negotiation to me. Thoughts?

And how would Lesnar do coming back. Maybe the time off was good for his stomach issues and he'll be back stronger?

Toroian 10-10-2012 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Alibaster (Post 1635734)
Source: http://fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Pau...n-the-UFC.html

Let me start this off by saying that this is educated speculation, but it sure seems like it. Lesnar has been saying for a bit now that he has thought about coming back to MMA and Dana White said he'd love to have him back, now Heyman starts pumping up Lesnars ability to drive PPV's and sell fights.

Sounds like a negotiation to me. Thoughts?

And how would Lesnar do coming back. Maybe the time off was good for his stomach issues and he'll be back stronger?

who would he fight ? every one at the top of the HW division has kicked his ass already. I guess Cormier could give him a scar on his other cheek and a welcoming gift ?

Joabbuac 10-10-2012 05:24 PM

We will never see the Lesner of 08-09, im sure of it.

deadmanshand 10-10-2012 05:28 PM

If he has continued to work on his striking - including hard sparring - then yes. The time off would have done him a world of good. If not I hope he stays retired.

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Originally Posted by Toroian (Post 1635736)
who would he fight ? every one at the top of the HW division has kicked his ass already.

Umm... no. The only two unavenged losses are to Cain and Overroid. So how has every one of the top heavyweights kicked his ass already? He beat Carwin and Mir.

Joabbuac 10-10-2012 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by deadmanshand (Post 1635741)
If he has continued to work on his striking - including hard sparring - then yes. The time off would have done him a world of good. If not I hope he stays retired.


It takes a long time to be calm under fire, i dont think its even something you can teach - i got it because im a badass. Even hard sparring might not help, i can see him just being beat up and demoralized against real strikers.

MagiK11 10-10-2012 05:41 PM

To the OP. In the future if you post an article, please put the text of the article in quotes, and simply list the source, so members on here don't have to go to another site to read the article. Makes it easier for us and mods alike. Anyways, welcome to the board.


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"I make of it that Dana White is a businessman and he understands that the pay-per-view numbers that Brock Lesnar can pull in, and he is sitting there saying, 'I want a piece of that action,' and I don't blame Dana White. Hey listen, do you think if Brock Lesnar went to the NBA right now and said I can dunk a basketball want to put me on a team? What team is gonna say no? No, we don't want the ratings you could bring in Brock, we don't want the numbers you could draw. You think if Brock Lesnar could hit a baseball out of a park, the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox, or the Minnesota Twins wouldn't put him on the roster to hit that ball out the ballpark? Of course they would. Dana White knows Brock Lesnar can turn the Octagon into the Brocktagon any time that he wants, and his pay-per-view numbers are gonna go up, up, and up with Brock Lesnar. Why wouldn't Dana White want Brock Lesnar back." -Paul Heyman via The Score

At the UFC on Fuel TV 5 open media workouts UFC president Dana White announced that if former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was interested in coming back to the UFC he would gladly welcome him back with open arms.

The former WWE superstar, used to be one of the biggest pay-per-view draws in the UFC, routinely pulling in over a million pay-per-views buys at events he headlined, with his biggest number coming at UFC 100 in a rematch with Frank Mir when he pulled in over 1.5 million buys.

Lesnar unexpectedly retired from mixed martial arts late in 2011 at UFC 141, following a disappointing first round TKO loss to former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.

Since then, Lesnar went on to sign a 1-year deal with the WWE, where he would play the role of a mixed martial artist in the WWE.

Throughout his recent sting in the WWE, Lesnar has constantly proclaim he is tired of the pro wrestling world, and wants to come back to mixed martial arts.

Could Heyman be doing a little early press negotiating?

We'll keep you posted on the latest as this story develops.
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evilappendix 10-10-2012 05:41 PM

People still want to see this guy fight? He had an insane amount of potential ten years ago, but its long over now. The dude is afraid of getting hit. Not much good in a contact sport if you shut down mentally as soon as you taste leather. He should stick to wrastlin, it pays way better anyway doesn't it? Or just open his own gym if he hasn't already. Would need to hire a full time striking coach though..

LL 10-10-2012 05:53 PM

They just announced last night Deathclutch closed.

Huge Brock fan but I think it's over sadly, I do think he could be top ten though, Junior, Cain, Overeem, Cormier, and Werdum could all beat him but everyone else? I think Lesnar handles them.

Joabbuac 10-10-2012 05:57 PM

You could add Carwin and Struve to that list too.

deadmanshand 10-10-2012 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Joabbuac (Post 1635744)
It takes a long time to be calm under fire, i dont think its even something you can teach - i got it because im a badass. Even hard sparring might not help, i can see him just being beat up and demoralized against real strikers.

Absolute crap. Of course it can be taught. That's what a multitude of training drills and hard sparring are made to do. He would get beat up against real strikers who could stop the takedown.

And I'm just going to do my best to ignore the badass comment. It makes fun of itself.

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Originally Posted by Joabbuac (Post 1635756)
You could add Carwin and Struve to that list too.

Except he's already beat Carwin. Struve would actually be an interesting fight. Probably ends with Struve GnPed to oblivion ala Mir/Lesnar 2.


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