Earlier this week, it was officially announced that former Brock Lesnar will return at UFC 200. However, his opponent wasn’t revealed until today.heavyweight champion
According to multiple sources, Lesnar’s one-off fight from the WWE will take place on June 9th and he will face top 10 heavyweight contender Mark Hunt on the main fight card of UFC 200.
Lesnar stated it was a simple decision to make, but it has haunted him for the past 15 months.
It’s very simple. Nobody called me. It was nobody else’s idea. Dana didn’t pick up the phone because [they] need to fill a spot. It didn’t happen like that. I picked up the phone. It was me. I don’t even remember [when]. It was three months ago. It’s taken some time for things to play out, but I just said, ‘What are the chances of havingon the card at UFC 200?’ And we got together, obviously I’m still under contract with WWE.
Lesnar’s last fight inside the Octagon was against Alistair Overeem in December 2011. Overeem would win the fight by way of technical knockout in the first round. Hunt recently came off an impressive win over MMA veteran Frank Mir via KO in the first round, after putting Mir to the canvas with a right hand, and finished with a ‘walk-off’ KO.
Hunt stated he plans to send the “pretender” back to the “play house”, which I assume he meant the WWE.
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. 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.
UFC 200 features a championship bout between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. In addition, Miesha Tate will defend the gold against Amanda Nunes.