Mark Hunt ready to play “punch face” with Brock Lesnar at UFC 200: “This realm is for the real fighters”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

“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. 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.”

-In an interview via his personal site, Mark Hunt talks about what he’s going to do against Brock Lesnar at UFC 200.

Penick’s Analysis: Hunt is certainly not a fighter to take lightly, and if Lesnar isn’t wholly committed to fighting at his best he’s going to get hurt badly. Hunt believes he can do that to Lesnar no matter what, and in all honesty he should. He’s been competing at a high level over the last several years while Lesnar’s been away. He’s one of the hardest hitting fighters in the heavyweight field, so Lesnar has to find a way to avoid the big strikes in order to get the fight to the ground where he might have success. If he can’t do that, Hunt could have a dominant performance come July 9.

[Photo (c) Matt Roberts via USA Today Sports]

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