“At the end of the day, everyone should be on a level playing field. I’ve been fighting cheaters my whole career. The thing is, when you are caught cheating, so to speak, that means you have to look back on your life and the accomplishments you’ve done and say, ‘Did you really do them or was it the cheating that did them?’ Hey man, that’s on them, not on me. I can’t control it. WWE and their drug testing, that’s sports entertainment, it’s not competition. This is entertainment, too – but it’s real… I don’t know if it will get out of the first round, maybe the second. His game plan is to get me down. My game plan is to knock his face off.”
-Mark Hunt talks to ESPN.com about his fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, questioning the WWE’s drug testing and giving his plan for the bout.
Penick’s Analysis: It’s an absolute no-brainer that they’ve each got clear game plans here. Lesnar needs to avoid the kill shot and take Hunt out on the ground. Hunt needs to land his KO punch before Lesnar can take him down. It’s not often as simple as that, but it’s clearly what both of them need to do in this one. As you the drug testing concerns, Hunt isn’t going to be convinced by any comments that suggest Lesnar’s clean, but he’ll show up on July 9 all the same.
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