"UFC President Dana White walks in a room, and owns it. Unlike Vince McMahon, though, others are allowed to have some oxygen, too." That's the assessment of Brock Lesnar's best friend, former pro wrestling power broker Paul Heyman. Heyman, who posted a brand new blog today HERE, also addressed both his friend Lesnar and Carwin going into the fight.
On Carwin, Heyman wrote Shane Carwin is a very interesting man. The working class hero. The humble, soft-soften, hard-handed, heavy-fighting 1st Round Terminator is driven NOT to allow Brock Lesnar to be a CARWIN-EATING CARNIVORE. Shane is a scary dude. Seeing him pummel Frank Mir up close was quite the experience. I wouldn't want to get tagged with his hands. Shane does need to learn how to market himself better, but that comes in time. He was under the radar, a guy some people talked about, and then exploded on the scene so quickly. It has to be a whirlwind for him. Carwin needs to say things like "Brock can work out his arms and chest and legs, but he can't work out his jaw ... but I plan on tagging it Saturday night." Is he ready to carry a legitimate sports franchise?
On Lesnar, Heyman wrote Brock Lesnar has everyone guessing now. Is this new SPIRITUAL TRANQUILITY he has found the real deal? Or just a ploy to lure Carwin into a false sense of security, only to have the engineer from Greeley, Colorado surprised by the ferocity of the Lesnar Attack on Saturday night? I can tell you, Brock is in a great place in life. He's about to become a father for the third time, and he's come off his death bed and back into the Octagon to do what he feels is his job in life ... provide the best life for his family. He provides, by being the very best at what he does, which is stepping into the Octagon and winning. "People keep asking me, am I going to knock out Shane, make him tap, TKO, decision ... my game plan is to win. One way, or another," Brock told me today, "I'm not limited to one way to end this fight." Heyman has been the only person with any sort of connection to the media who has ever been embedded in Camp Lesnar. UFC 116 takes place tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The weigh-ins are live tonight on Spike TV at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific.