Brock Lesnar makes his return to the octagon on Saturday night as the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion fights at UFC 200 in Las Vegas.
The Beast Incarnate is taking on Mark Hunt in the encounter and the New Zealander seems pretty confident of getting a victory against the part-timer.
Speaking in a recent interview, Hunt mocked Lesnar, picking on the cliche that Brock is a fighter who doesn't like getting hit.
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According to Hunt, his opponent’s aversion to being on the receiving end of some heavy-hitting is rightfully a cause for concern seeing as he is facing a walk-off knockout artist.
"I don't know, to be honest. I don't know what the deal is with that. I mean, if you don't like to be hit, you're in the wrong sport," Hunt said during an interview on the MMA Hour.
Hunt is widely regarded as one of the most brutal strikers in the game, with his two most recent wins over Frank Mir and Antonio Silva both coming by KO.
The 42-year-old wants Lesnar to come at him all guns blazing so he can record the easy KO and send Lesnar back to the WWE with his tail between his legs.
"I'm hoping he comes in like a crazy man and then I put him to sleep," Hunt said. "That's basically what I hope is going to happen. But I don't think he's that stupid. I think he's going to be a bit smarter and test the waters first, but we'll see what happens on the night."
With the fight now just days away, the anticipation is reaching fever pitch. We'll have to wait and see if Lesnar responds to these most recent mind games.