Earlier today on ESPN’s SportsCenter former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar announced that he would be returning to the octagon to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas.
Lesnar has not competed in mixed martial arts since his 2011 TKO loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141. The former champions last win came via submission against Shane Carwin at UFC 116 in 2010.
Meanwhile, Mark Hunt is coming off back-to-back first-round knockout victories over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Frank Mir respectively.
Here is how the pros reacted to the news of “The Beast” fighting “The Super Samoan” at UFC 200:
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) June 6, 2016
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) June 6, 2016
Lesnar vs. HUNTO!!! #UFC200
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 6, 2016
— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) June 6, 2016
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) June 6, 2016
Congrats @markhunt1974 on getting an epic fight. I have confidence in you. Your going to prove HW division "and U" has completely changed
— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) June 6, 2016
— Dan Hangman Hooker (@danthehangman) June 6, 2016
— WWE (@WWE) June 6, 2016
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