Heyman on Lesnar: “He’s A Vicious, Mean Spirited Competitor”

Nick Paglino

Paul Heyman has posted another blog exclusively over at his new Heyman Hustle @ CraveOnline.com. This time around Heyman discusses Brock Lesnar’s title fight against Frank Mir at this past Saturday night’s UFC 100 PPV. The following are some highlights:

"We want them to engage in what can be near-mortal combat, and to either curl up their hands, and swing at a human being’s head with malicious force in the desire to knock the other competitor into unconsciousness; or to physically manipulate the opponent’s body in such a degree that either pain or fear of permanent injury causes a paid athlete to "tap out," aka "to quit," aka "to forfeit the right to continue competing in this particular contest."

And then we want them to shake hands, be nice, and say all the politically correct things like "I respect my opponent," and "it was a privilege to fight an athlete of his caliber."
 
WTF?"

"Brock Lesnar is a professional fighter, and he is quite comfortable accepting the risks associated with his choice of vocation. He’s even more comfortable protecting himself from those risks, and doing damage to the opponent before the opponent does damage to him. As a matter of fact, Brock enjoys doing damage. He likes to hurt living creatures."

"Brock Lesnar is not Mike Tyson. He’s not out at night, looking for trouble, trying to quench an insatiable need for the adrenal rush of being "on the brink" at all times.
 
Nor is Brock Lesnar another version of Muhammad Ali. The former Cassius Clay was a calculating, manipulative media sensation who used the power of the television medium to unravel his opponents (most famously the man he taunted as a"big ugly gorilla" Joe Frazier), all in the frame of smiling, telling jokes, and once reinstated, trying to present himself as flamboyant and colorful, but never dangerous.
 
Brock Lesnar IS dangerous. Brock Lesnar IS a scary human being. He IS frightening, even to those who know him. But Brock is not going to be a thug. He’s not going to go "looking for trouble." Brock has taken his aggression, his competitiveness, and his love for physical dominance and has carefully crafted a multi-million dollar career around it."

Check out the entire blog over at the Heyman Hustle.

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