They called him a fake wrestler. They said he was just a pro wrestler. But Brock Lesnar, the former WWE and UFC heavweight champion, proved them wrong Saturday night at UFC 200.
Lesnar dominated Mark Hunt, winning a unanimous decision. All three judges scored the fight 29-27 for Lesnar.
Lesnar did not look like a guy who had not fought in five years. He was confident, crisp and sharp. He ducked Hunt's right hands, anticipating them before he threw them. Lesnar took Hunt down five times and nearly finished him in the first round with a barrage of bunches. Hunt survived, but was never able to mount much of an offense.
After a slow second round, that judges scored even, Lesnar came out strong in Round 3, taking Hunt down and going back to the ground and pound. He landed a flurry of punches with Hunt mounting no defense. Lesnar hammered Hunt relentlessly.
Hunt seemed to have no game plan, other than landing a big haymaker. Lesnar was cool, calm and cautious, showing that in the five years since he left the sport, he has matured.
Instead of yelling that he was going to go home and "get on top of my wife," like he did after beating Frank Mir at UFC 100. Instead, he said:
"America, a shout out to the men in uniform, who protect this country. From one one white boy to all nationalities we got to stand together, people."
Lesnar will now fight Randy Orton at SummerSlam.
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