Mark Hunt will welcome Brock Lesnar back to the UFC in the co-main event of the historic UFC 200 card in Las Vegas on July 9th, and ‘The Super Samoan’ is relishing this golden opportunity.
“When I was asked a few weeks ago to stay ready for July, I was very pumped man,” Hunt stated on his own website, MarkHunt.TV. “I had no idea it would be Brock, but like everything it doesn’t matter who I fight they are going to get it good and proper when I step inside the cage.” Hunt said.
“I’m just going to prepare as best as I can. My mind is built for this sh*t, throw me into the maelstrom of battle and 9 out of 10 times I walk away.”
Lesnar said on ESPN that if he takes his opponent down, then the fight is over, but Hunt has a simple strategy to deal with the heavyweight star.
“I deal with a wrestler like I deal with every other fighter,” Hunt said. “I punch them in the mouth.”
The 42 year-old Hunt has certainly proven to be adept at doing just that throughout his MMA career, and is coming off two first round stoppage victories due to strikes, including knocking out Lesnar’s old rival, Frank Mir back in March.
That’s left Hunt full of confidence heading into this fight, and he also appears to be taking it personally that Lesnar thinks he can just return to the UFC after five years away from the sport and pick up where he left off.
“I ain’t no part time fighter. He thinks this is a game where he can come back and forth. I will send this pretender back so he can play house with the other part timers. This realm is for the real fighters, not these damn pretenders.
“Don’t confuse wrestling with real fighting. I’m going to give it to him.”