Mark Hunt was recently revealed as Brock Lesnar's opponent at UFC 200. The longtime MMA and K-1 vet has since released an interview on his website, taking shots at the former UFC heavyweight champ who has been plying his trade in pro-wrestling the past few years.
"When I was asked a few weeks ago to stay ready for July, I was very pumped man. I had no idea it would be Brock, but like everything it doesn’t matter who I fight they are going to get it good and proper when I step inside the cage." Hunt said.
As always, Hunt says he will have a pretty straight forward approach to their co-main event bout.
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"I deal with a wrestler like I deal with every other fighter," he said. "I punch them in the mouth."
"I already said they better be testing him, but in the end it doesn’t even matter. It’s time for ‘punch face’, a game I have been playing for many years. 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," Hunt said. "I ain’t no part time fighter. He thinks this is a game where he can come back and forth."
Hunt also seemingly took a shot at Lesnar's pro-wrestling career.
"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"
Shortly after the announcement, odds for their bout have been released. Lesnar opened up as a slight betting favorite, only to quickly become the underdog as the money came in on Hunt.