Frank Mir gives his prediction for Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt

Frank Mir

This past weekend it was revealed during the UFC 199 broadcast that Brock Lesnar would be returning to the UFC to fight Mark Hunt in the co-main event of UFC 200 on July 9th.

The fight will be Lesnar’s first in nearly 5 years, and while there are many who believe Lesnar will make a dominant return to the Octagon, Frank Mir believes that Mark Hunt is a bad matchup for the former champ.

He spoke on his Phone Booth Fighting podcast:

“He doesn’t like to be hit,” Mir said of Lesnar. “Not that anybody likes to be hit, but Brock for whatever reason has shown much more of a dramatic response to the negativity of those shots. To the point where he’s not asleep, it isn’t like he got knocked out, he’s not getting dropped, but he just turns his face away from adversity. That’s a bad thing when fighting Mark Hunt, who again I think is one of the hardest punchers in the division.”

“If he is able to take Hunt down and control him, Hunt has been known to get tired on the ground and get fatigued,” Mir said. … “It really comes down to who is able to get their game plan.”

“I’m betting on Mark,” Mir said. “He’s been in there more consistently the last couple of years against really game opponents. I think that once their strengths match up against each other, it’s a hard takedown. You’ve never really seen anybody come through and just blast Mark onto his butt in the first minute or two of a match.”

Do you think Lesnar’s wrestling will be the difference maker? Or will Hunt’s improved takedown defense be the X-Factor? Give us your predictions in the comments!

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