This past weekend at UFC 199, the UFC revealed in a promo for UFC 200 that former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon for one fight at UFC 200.
While the UFC didn’t immediately announce Lesnar’s opponent for the event, it was revealed yesterday that Lesnar will fight Mark Hunt in the co-main event of UFC 200.
Hunt spoke to his website to give his thoughts on the bout, and why he isn’t concerned with Lesnar’s college wrestling background.
“I deal with a wrestler like I deal with every other fighter,” he said. “I punch them in the mouth.”
“I already said they better be testing him, but in the end it doesn’t even matter. It’s time for ‘punch face’, a game I have been playing for many years. I’ll knock his face off. I knock his mouth off and then his lips fly off.”
“If he has an itch to scratch I will scratch it for him,” Hunt said. “I ain’t no part time fighter. He thinks this is a game where he can come back and forth.”
Hunt then took a shot at Lesnar’s WWE career:
“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”
Hunt for his part has shown remarkable takedown defense in his recent fights, most notably against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180.