Advocate for WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, was recently interviewed by TMZ Sports at an airport. During the interview, Heyman was asked about his client’s eventual return to the UFC Octagon next year. The current plan is for Lesnar to challenge UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in early 2019 once Lesnar has completed his United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension. When asked if he thinks the fight will actually happen, Heyman said that depends on two factors.
If Cormier has the “balls” to put his title on the line against Lesnar, and if the UFC pays his client his worth:
“As long as Daniel Cormier has the balls to step into the Octagon and put his title up against Brock Lesnar, and UFC comes up with the money for Brock Lesnar – I don’t see anything that would keep Brock Lesnar from taking the fight.”
Heyman was also asked about potentially managing Conor McGregor in a WWE move. “The Advocate” said the only way he’d accept such a role is if he got half of McGregor’s earnings, because he feels he’s a far better talker than the Irishman:
“The only way I would ever advocate for Conor McGregor is if I got 50 percent of his money – which, considering the fact that I can talk far better than Conor McGregor, I would deserve a lot more, but I would be reasonable with my fee for my advocacy.”