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 was not ready for the Overeem fight, and I think that’s fairly obvious. A liver kick, well placed, will drop any human being on the face of this planet. A liver kick from Alistair Overeem, at that size and weight — no matter how he achieved it — is going to drop any human being. Brock was unhealthy walking into that fight with Alistair Overeem. I don’t think that Brock has ever truly understood nor accepted until he got past it, the severity of the illness that took him down. Brock, once he got past the Overeem fight, had all these treatments, switched treatments and doctors and finally got a clean bill of health.”
While there were discussions of a mega-fight between him and Fedor Emelianenko that ultimately died down when ‘The Last Emperor’ retired, Lesnar is currently under contract with the WWE where he serves as one of pro wrestling’s biggest draws. Heyman says Brock would consider a return to MMA, but only if his current situation changes of course:
“If a change of circumstance happens, and it’s a no-brainer to get Brock back into the cage, I’m sure it’s something he would consider. At this moment, it’s not a topic of conversation because things are going so well in WWE.”
So while it’s unlikely that Vince McMahon and the WWE brass would let him go, there are a few fighters already angling for a money fight with Lesnar. Among them is his last conqueror in Alistair Overeem who ‘believes’ Lesnar is coming back, and wants first dibs on that payday when he does.
It’s probably not going to happen, but if we’re playing matchmaker, I certainly wouldn’t put him in again against Overeem on any potential comeback fight. Since they’re roughly the same age, and both ‘names’ need a win after a rough stretch and a layoff, I’d rather put a PPV headlined by Lesnar vs. Nogueira.
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