Brock Lesnar’s “advocate” and close friend, Paul Heyman, has hinted at a potential return to mixed martial arts for the former UFC heavyweight champion. Lesnar has again retired from the sport following his bout at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt. Lesnar originally won the heavyweight clash via unanimous decision which was later overturned to a no contest as Lesnar was flagged by USADA for an anti-doping violation.
“Brock is, in his heart, a trained competitor,” Heyman recently told the Fight Society podcast. “Now whether that means he’s going to look at this environment and say ‘You know what, I didn’t make the Vikings team in 2004 but I bet in 2017 I can and just because I can I’m going to just to show people that I want to and I take it’. Because when we named him the conqueror, that’s what he is. He’s a legit conqueror. You put a task before him and he conquers it.”
“I really can’t tell you that it’s out of the realm of possibility of Brock Lesnar to say ‘I’m taking a few months off from WWE, I want to see how many home runs I can hit for the Minnesota Twins.’ People may laugh at that, but it’s the same people that laughed at him in 2004 when he went for the Vikings camp and he was the last person cut and that’s with a broken jaw, a fractured pelvis and diverticulitis. I think what’s next for Brock Lesnar besides what’s happening in WWE. Could it be UFC? Could it be another sport? I think it’s something he’s going to look at and say ‘I bet no one thinks I can do that, all right I’m going to conquer that’.”
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