Lesnar’s Coach Believes Brock Can KO Mark Hunt
Bloody Elbow – When K-1 veteran Mark Hunt was announced as the opponent for Brock Lesnar’s comeback fight at UFC 200, many fans and pundits believed the former UFC champion and current WWE superstar has bitten off a little more than he could chew. Lesnar, who has shown vulnerability to punches in the past, is thought to be the big underdog against seasoned kickboxer Hunt when it comes to the striking department.
However, Lesnar’s BJJ coach Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros doesn’t think so at all. He even claims that Lesnar has a chance of knocking out the Samoan power puncher.
“I see him winning on the ground, by submission, but anything can happen,” “Comprido” told MMAFighting.com. “Mark Hunt is one of the best strikers in the UFC, but Brock has heavy hands, too. A grappler like Brock, if one hand lands clean, he can knock you out, or Mark Hunt can get a good position on the ground and submit him. Logic says that Mark Hunt has the advantage standing, and Brock’s advantage is on the ground, but we’ve seen many times that anything can happen. We saw what happened at Fedor’s fight against Fabio Maldonado. You’re the favorite until the cage is closed.
Comprido says “Brock has heavy hands too” and I believe he is telling the truth. I think if you plopped those meat sticks on a scale they would have to cut to make the light heavyweight division. I am not sure about punching power but when you throw 265+ pounds behind a punch and land on somebodies face, they could come out looking like Junior Dos Santo’s post UFC 155 fight face had sex with Mark Hominick’s UFC 129 post fight face and made a baby. In all honesty though, I don’t think the BJJ coach should be the one giving his take on the stand-up game in case Lesnar chokes (Boom, that was an intentional Jiu-Jitsu pun right to your chin). Does Brock even have a boxing coach? I guess we will see at UFC 200. Take a look at what the JDS/Hominick post fight face would look like below (don’t judge the quality. BDARadio does not give me a big graphic budget).