UFC 200: Brock Lesnar Says He’s “Never Run Away” From a Fight, Would Have Fought “Anybody” in Return
By FCF Staff
Brock Lesnar fought several of the UFC’s top heavyweights during his initial run with the promotion, and although he hasn’t fought since 2011, the former champ’s clearly willing to fight top tier opponents once again.
Lesnar will face one of the most dangerous fighters in MMA, Mark Hunt, at UFC 200 on July 9th. During a recent media call to promote the upcoming card, Lesnar said this (quote via UFC.com):
“You can’t pick or choose your opponents in the NCAA wrestling tournament,” the pro-wrestling star stated. “Sooner or later you’ve got to face them all. So I’ve never run away from any of the opponents (UFC President) Dana White has put in front of me. Not one time. So it could have been anybody, and it’s Mark Hunt. I’ve followed Mark’s career and he’s had a great career. He’s a heavy hitter and it’s the classic heavy hitter against the wrestler (matchup). And that’s what made the UFC from the very first one. The different disciplines against each other.”
Lesnar was stopped by Alistair Overeem in his last bout, and afterwards, announced he was retiring from MMA. Hunt, meanwhile, is coming off stoppage wins over “Bigfoot” Silva and Frank Mir.
UFC 200 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.