Paul Heyman talks Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Ronda Rousey, and Conor McGregor

According to Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar (L) was sick with diverticulitis for his entire UFC career. 

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With all the news surrounding former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE entertainer Brock Lesnar, this week, it was a great time to listen to what his advocate and close friend Paul Heyman had to say on Bruce Buffer‘s It’s Time podcast. Recorded before Lesnar announced that he’d stay with the WWE, and that his days as an MMA fighter are certainly over, the interview with Heyman still sheds some light into the mind of the enigmatic wrestling star.

Lesnar burst onto the MMA scene suddenly, after leaving the WWE and trying out for the NFL, and quickly won the UFC heavyweight world title by beating some of the best big men to ever step foot in the Octagon. Lesnar left the UFC and returned to pro wrestling after losing two straight fights, to now champion Cain Velasquez and then Alistair Overeem.

It is somewhat widely known that Lesnar suffered through diverticulitis and nearly died at one point because of complications. On the podcast this week, however, Heyman revealed that Lesnar was at no point a healthy man during his UFC career.

Given his accomplishments, including stopping the likes of legendary champions Randy Couture and Frank Mir, that revelation is shocking. Heyman went on to describe how Lesnar now knowing he never could give his best effort because of his condition, bothers the former champ, who he confirmed is more healthy and healed, now.

Heyman also opens up honestly about Phil "CM Punk" Brooks, his motivation, and his chances of doing well in the UFC.

In addition to his Lesnar and Punk talk, Heyman explains the finer points of showmanship, and talks about what he thinks makes Bruce Buffer the best ring announcer in the world, and what sets the likes of Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey apart from lesser entertainers.

All that, plus the hilarious Bill Burr, on this week’s It’s Time podcast with Bruce Buffer!