Leading up to Saturday’s event, many questioned whether Lesnar was going to be able to get Hunt down. Or if he did, many wondered if the massive heavyweight would be able to keep him there. Since Hunt has improved his takedown defense by miles, many believed the answer was no, and as a result, the feared slugger was the favorite to win.
Well, although Lesnar didn’t look overly comfortable on his feet, he did demonstrate that his takedown skills are as effective as ever. Lesnar took Hunt down several times, and wasn’t far removed from getting a stoppage win in the third and final frame.
“No, there was no injures,” Hunt said. “I just got caught, couldn’t get out of first gear. He was the bigger man and he caught me, you know? Props to him. I just couldn’t get him. He was such a big guy.”
“Look man, I just got caught, you know?” Hunt repeated. “I couldn’t get out of first gear. He’s such a big guy, I thought I would be able to stop his takedowns, where his strength was. But he is quite strong. I don’t know how he makes 265 is all I can say.”
Yup, there’s no question that Mr. Lesnar isn’t exactly the norm, when it comes to physique and athletic ability. Hunt cuts to make 265, so to see Lesnar moving him around in the way he did, was ridiculous.