Brock Lesnar confirmed on Sportscenter this morning that he will be facing Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on July 9.
Lesnar did a sit down interview with Hannah Storm where he said he never felt comfortable with his decision to step away from MMA and the UFC. He said the decision haunted him just days after making it before Wrestlemania 31.
Lesnar said he is the modern day Bo Jackson: a cross over athlete who can excel in two different worlds. He said that he feels 1000 percent today, something he didn’t feel when he was fighting in UFC:
“At the top of my career, I wasn’t at the top of my game. I felt like I was cheated out of my career in UFC. In my mind and in my heart, I never lost to a foe. I lost to diverticulitis.”
As many suspected, Lesnar said he is a prize fighter and he is fighting to make money. When Hannah Storm asked Lesnar how many zeros were at the bottom of his check, he simply replied “a lot.”
When asked about whose idea him fighting again was, Lesnar replied that it was his. Lesnar said he was the one to pick up the phone and call Dana White. He then said he had a “big boy” meeting with Vince McMahon to discuss him fighting again in the UFC. Lesnar said in the interview that he still plans on fighting at SummerSlam in August.
Lesnar said he had no input on who he would be fighting. Many expected the opponent to be an easy one for Lesnar. Mark Hunt, however, is nowhere near easy. Don’t let Hunt’s 12-10-1 record confuse you. Hunt is one of the best, if not the best, KO specialist in the UFC Heavyweight division. From a match perspective, you can expect Lesnar to try and take the fight to the ground. If Lesnar tries to go blow for blow with Hunt, there is a good chance that he will get KO’d. One thing is for sure, you have to give Lesnar credit for taking a fight with a top level heavyweight in his first fight back in the UFC.
Justin C (@JCWonka)