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Mark Hunt was sitting around the house when he heard about Brock Lesnar’s stunning return to UFC last Saturday. Now, he’s back in training mode preparing to fight Lesnar at UFC 200 on July 9.
“I think everybody found out at the same time I did,” Hunt told Fox Sports in an interview discussing the fight. “I wasn’t training, I was actually just eating. I’m pretty easy going about it, I wasn’t doing any hardcore training. I was just hanging out with the kids. Then I found out who it was and I thought that was pretty cool. I had my ideas it might have been someone big. I thought it might have been Fedor (Emelianenko) or anybody… But I’m down to battle anybody.”
Hunt said he was given a heads-up “a few weeks ago” to prepare for a fight at UFC 200, but he had no idea it was Lesnar. Now that he knows it’s Lesnar, he issued a warning to the current WWE part-time star to prepare for a “real fight.”
“Coming back after five years? I don’t know. He says he’s got an itch to scratch – well, I’ve got the scratcher for him. If you want to get an itch scratched in this sport, I’ve got it for you. In the end, I feel he should have just stayed retired, but if you want to get into a real fight, I can give you an opponent,” Hunt said.
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