Brock Lesnar: "Vince McMahon is like a father to me"

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Brock Lesnar: "Vince McMahon is like a father to me"

Brock Lesnar has worked with both WWE President Vince McMahon and UFC President Dana White during his professional wrestling and MMA career. But only with one of the two did he really get along, so much so that he could be considered as a father.

During an appearance on today's episode of The Pat McAfee Show, Brock Lesnar was asked what his relationship with White is like. This is where he revealed that he sees McMahon more as a father figure, and that he can't really compare Vince McMahon and Dana White.

"Yes, Dana is fine, I got a lot of money from him. I probably should have been paid more, maybe. But I can't really compare my relationships with these two characters, ”Lesnar revealed. My relationship with Vince is very different from the one I've built with Dana over the years."

So Brock Lesnar went into detail on this closer relationship: "Vince and I have been in a love and hate relationship for the past 20 years, but in the end it went well. We've seen a lot of water go under the bridge.

respect for both men. Dealing with Dana, though, is simply a completely different business. I met Vince when I was younger. So I see Vince more like a father figure, actually. " And Brock Lesnar also wanted to explain how Vince McMahon can be considered a kind of second father to him: "I learned a lot from Vince, and I was able to transfer those things in managing business with Dana.

Vince is a self-made person, and so is Dana. He took over the company, made it famous and did a great deal."

Laureus Awards: Brady, Dressel, Djokovic, Ledecky, McKeon

The names of all the nominees for the World Sports Awards, the Oscars of sport, have been announced.

Six tennis players stand out among the nominees, and above all the name of Novak Djokovic. The jury, made up of 1300 journalists from all over the world, will vote the winners for each category and the awards ceremony will be held in April in virtual mode, and will be followed by the vote of a noble jury of 71 sports legends.

Novak Djokovic is also among the candidates for the Sportsman of the Year award. After the exciting season lived last year, in which the Serbian number one came close to the grand slam by winning three slams out of four and surrendering in the final to Medvedev at the US Open (last major of the year), Djokovic was at the center of an international case for his exclusion from the Australian Open for reasons related to his vaccination status, a tournament later won by Nadal who beat him by a slam (21 against 20).

The Serbian will return to the field at the ATP 500 in Dubai. The other nominees for this award are Max Verstappen (winner of the F1 world championship), Tom Brady (historic quarterback who at 44 this year will bid farewell to American football after 22 years), Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, the American swimmer.

Caeleb Dressel and Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge in the marathon. In the women's category, nomination for recent Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty. The Australian tennis player will compete for the prize against Katie Ledecky (USA) and Emma McKeon (Australia), the two sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica) and Allyson Felix (USA) and the Spanish footballer Alexia Putellas.

Daniil Medvedev and Emma Raducanu, both returning from a 2021 in which they won their first career slam (albeit at different ages), are candidates for the revelation award of the year. Among the other candidates also the Barcelona footballer Pedri, also protagonist with the Spanish national team.

The two wheelchair players Diede De Groot (Netherlands) and Shingo Kunieda (Japan) are vying for the disability sportsman of the year award. In the Team of the Year category there is also the Italian national football team, victorious at the Europeans, which will have to overcome the competition of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, which has won the eighth consecutive constructors' world title; the Milwaukee Bucks, reigning NBA champions; of the Argentine national football team, winner of the Copa America; and the Chinese Olympic diving team, which has won seven gold medals in the eight competitions in which it participated.