Last night, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 110, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis stepped into the cage with a verifiable MMA legend in Mark Hunt. Lewis’ goal was to extend his win-streak to a division-best seven-straight, and just maybe, earn himself the next crack at UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic.
Regrettably for Lewis and his ever-growing legion of fans, the veteran Hunt was just too much.
Though Lewis certainly landed some big punches in this bout, he faded quickly as the bout wore on, at which point a patient Hunt leaned on a clear striking advantage to wear him down to a fourth-round TKO win.
Hunt’s dramatic defeat of Lewis – which earned both men a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus – generated some interesting reactions from their fellow pros. So too, did Lewis’ surprise, post-fight announcement that he might opt to retire due to a lingering lower-back injury.
Without further ado, here’s how the MMA community reacted to Hunt’s defeat of the streaking Lewis, and Lewis’ possible retirement
Lewis said I win Arlovski because he’s old with 37 but Mark Hunt 43 years old beat he like a baby 😂😂😂
— Francis NGannou (@francis_ngannou) June 11, 2017
Mark hunt the legend grows #ufcaukland
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) June 11, 2017
— Manny Gamburyan (@MannyGamburyan) June 11, 2017
— Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) June 11, 2017
That was more of a mercy stoppage by the ref. Mark hunt looked great #ufcaukland
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) June 11, 2017
— Ryan Hall (@ryanhall5050) June 11, 2017
— Nicolas Dalby (@DalbyMMA) June 11, 2017
What a great fight. Not the most action packed but I enjoyed it. Great job mark hunt.
— Anthony Smith (@lionheartsmith) June 11, 2017
— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) June 11, 2017
— GILBERT BURNS (@GilbertDurinho) June 11, 2017
— Aiemann Zahabi (@Aiemannzahabi) June 11, 2017
WOW MARK HUNT!!
— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) June 11, 2017
Crazy to think Hunt is 43. What a timeless legend. #UFCAuckkland
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) June 11, 2017
What did you think of Mark Hunt’s defeat of Derrick Lewis? Do you think Lewis will actually retire?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/11/2017.