A couple of weeks ago, the world of sports and entertainment was shocked to its core with the announcement of Brock Lesnar’s return to the world of MMA, specifically at UFC 200! “The Beast” seems to have signed an unprecedented dual-contract, allowing him to fight in the octagon and then go straight back to driving opponents to Suplex City in a WWE ring.
The move could have opened the floodgates for all sorts of potential crossovers between UFC and WWE, but for now one thing is for certain… Brock Lesnar plans to make his return to the octagon as groundbreaking as possible, and that means imprisoning his opponent on the mat before unleashing a barrage of brutality upon him in the worst way possible! That opponent just so happens to be one of the most dangerous strikers in UFC’s heavyweight division, Mark Hunt… and the Samoan war-machine isn’t going to go down without a fight.
Nevertheless, Brock Lesnar isn’t one to shy away from competition, and better still, isn’t one to sign up for a fight without a game plan. While critics and some of UFC’s finest have weighed in on the fight with the odds being stacked against Lesnar, it’s important to remember that, at one time, Brock Lesnar was considered the most dominant opponent in a UFC octagon, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone if he brings that brute force with him in this fight against Mark Hunt. Here are ten real reasons why I feel Brock Lesnar will prove that he belongs in any ring he damn well chooses once he destroys Mark Hunt at UFC 200.
10 Brock Lesnar is a Wrestling Machine
Lesnar has many naysayers when it comes to the MMA circuit, but few can argue about his prowess as an all-out wrestler. And no, I don’t mean wrestling as in WWE… although he’s pretty good at that, too. Brock Lesnar is a former NCAA Division I champion and a specialist when it comes to grappling. While Mark Hunt may be a damn good striker, his wrestling match is only subpar, and even worse when compared to a ring general like Brock Lesnar. Add to that the fact that Lesnar showed hints of his submissions arsenal towards the tail end of his previous UFC tenure, and you have a machine that’s all but unstoppable.
9 Brock Lesnar Has Faced Tougher Opponents
8 Brock Lesnar is Younger, Faster, Less Wear and Tear
Anyone in any kind of combat sport will openly tell you about how the physicality of the game eventually takes a toll on your body and mind. It’s a tough career choice, and the impact it has on one’s body isn’t something to be taken lightly. In that respect, Brock Lesnar has relatively less wear and tear on his body compared to Mark Hunt. And while Lesnar is technically aging competitor at the young age of 38, Hunt is even older than "The Beast". At 42-years-old and with 24 matches on his resume, Mark Hunt is considerably older and more worn out than the fresher, more well-rested Brock Lesnar. That’s not to say that Brock Lesnar has an unfair advantage, it just so happens that, in combat sports, scenarios like this will arise every now and then.
7 Size and Strength
6 Peak Physical Conditioning
Brock Lesnar has plenty of naysayers calling his previous battle with diverticulitis nothing but an excuse he used to explain his losses, but the well-informed will let you know that the man was indeed struggling with the disease for some time.
5 It’s All About the Reach
4 Stamina is the Ultimate Weapon
3 Brock Lesnar Knows Something
Like everything else you see on TV, the shows that UFC puts on are just the tip of the iceberg. The rest of the program happens backstage and in pre-production. Obviously, there is a lot of stock riding on Brock Lesnar right now, and that stock will skyrocket if he tells the ultimate comeback story. As someone once said, “It’s best for business.”
2 Brock Lesnar is the Underdog
It’s not a situation you see very often, but Brock Lesnar is actually the underdog in this scenario. Due to his departure from UFC several years ago, a lot of people are betting against Lesnar this time around, citing rusty skills and inexperience as possible reasons to his downfall.
1 Mark Hunt Doesn’t Know Brock Lesnar
Keep in mind that whatever Mark Hunt knows about Brock Lesnar is based on Lesnar’s career from several years ago, and Hunt has no clue as to how Lesnar has been training so far to prepare for his big return. It wouldn’t make sense for Lesnar to sign up for a fight before having a game plan in mind, and the fact that Mark Hunt has no idea what that game plan could even resemble spells trouble in the worst way for him. Critics have called out Lesnar’s exaggerated reactions to being punched in the face as his biggest weakness, but again, this is a criticism based on a Brock Lesnar from several years ago. As of this moment, we have no idea the kind of Lesnar we’ll be seeing next month at UFC 200.
Brock Lesnar is known to keep mum about his methodologies, but what we do know is that he is an anomaly in every sense of the word. The Beast will train himself to perfection and bring his all to the octagon. There’s always a chance that he may lose, but as a guy who has always viewed Brock as one of the most dangerous pure athletes in the world of combat sports, I won’t be surprised one bit when he walks out of UFC 200 with a massive victory and the weight of UFC superstardom once again placed firmly on his shoulders.
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