Yes, if you watched last night’s highly anticipated event, then you know Lesnar proved thousands of folks wrong, by defeating Mark Hunt. As everyone knew he would, Lesnar turned to his powerful wrestling game, except, he was able to take Hunt down on several occasions. In the third round, it looked like Lesnar might be headed to a ground-and-pound stoppage, but he ran out of time.
Well, since Lesnar is such a ridiculously massive star, he had to hold his own press conference following the event. Of course, the heavyweight was asked if he plans to fight again, and Lesnar stopped short of outright saying yes (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“Once the dust settles there, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Lesnar said. “I had one hell of a time tonight, and I enjoyed myself, so we’ll see what happens.”
“I’ve been gone five years; I step into the octagon tonight (against) a guy ranked No. 8 in the world,” he added during the presser. “You can write what you want to write, but I think I’m the toughest son of a bitch, and it puts me right in the game. Granted, I’ve got some work to do, but don’t we all? If I want to make that decision to keep fighting, I will.”
There you have it. Even if you’re not a big Lesnar fan, or found the fight underwhelming (the second round was very uneventful), you can’t deny that what he’s accomplished isn’t very impressive. It certainly sounds like we’ll see Lesnar back in the Octagon again no? Since Lesnar has scored a win in his return, you know that his pro-wrestling match at SummerSlam in August is going to be that much bigger.
UFC 200 was hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.