The highly-anticipated match between Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt at UFC 200 is just a few weeks away! And while Brock is confident in his big comeback, former UFC champion, Chuck Liddell, tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that he thinks the WWE star is in over his head.
Chuck Liddell, 46, thinks Brock Lesnar, 38, has one BIG problem when it comes to his upcoming match at UFC 200 — he’s afraid to get a punch! The former MMA fighter and UFC champ talked to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about how he thinks Brock will do against Mark Hunt on July 9…and he doesn’t have too much confidence in him.
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“He was a good college wrestler, but he is afraid to get hit,” Chuck told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “That makes things dangerous — when you have a guy that can punch, and if he can stop Brock’s takedowns a little bit, then [Brock] is in a lot of trouble. I mean, he is tough and has heart because he will still fight and still keep coming and I will give him that. He has heart and he fights hard, but he is very afraid of the punch. So you just have to start punching him!”
Of course, this is just one man’s opinion — as we previously reported, Brock is more ready than ever to return to the octagon after four and a half years.
“Life is all about timing and the timing for me on this just feels right,” he told Paul Heyman. “I feel great. I’m just ready to do this.” He added, “My head is in the game on this.” Hunt better watch out!
Brock has been given a “one-off” opportunity by WWE to compete at UFC 200, and then he’s expected to head back to the ring in August for SummerSlam. The 38-year-old retired from MMA fighting in Dec. 2011, but now that his health is under control, he’s clearly ready to give it another shot.
“When I left the UFC, I didn’t get to leave on my terms,” he explained. “I’m not saying I’m coming back to end something that I didn’t get to finish on my terms. I want to be inside the octagon again and I want to be inside the octagon healthy. I want to be inside the octagon under my terms.” We’re ready!
Do you think Brock has a chance in his UFC 200 match, HollywoodLifers?