UFC 200: Mark Hunt Says Brock Lesnar’s Going to Have a “Hard Time Taking me Down”, Predicts KO
By FCF Staff
Few people believe Brock Lesnar can win his July 9th bout with Mark Hunt if he can’t take the fight to the ground, and the feared slugger continues to feed that narrative.
The heavyweights will battle in the co-headliner of UFC 200, and it will mark the first time since Lesnar has fought, since he was stopped by Alistair Overeem in 2011. Recently Hunt spoke to UFC.com about his upcoming battle with the powerful wrestler, and while doing so, said this:
“The only time I’ve been taken down with ease is when I fought Stipe (Miocic), and anyone could’ve taken me down, probably not you, but anyone could’ve taken me down. I lost 12 kilograms in one day and I had nothing,” said Hunt. “I know what I’m doing when it comes to grappling, I should be a black belt. (Lesnar’s) going to have a hard time, anyone in the whole world is going to have a hard time taking me down, and if they can’t, well I’m knocking their face off. I’m knocking their lips off. That’s basically what’s going to happen to Lesnar.”
Hunt is coming off a KO win over Frank Mir in March, which was his third stoppage win in five bouts.
UFC 200 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier will face interim champ, Jon Jones.