- To promote the upcoming Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt fight at UFC 200, the UFC posted the full Lesnar vs. Frank Mir fight from UFC 100 on July 11, 2009, which you can watch above. Lesnar won the fight via TKO in the second round and would go on to defend the title again the following year against Shane Carwin before losing the strap to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 on October 23, 2010.
"I think we're going to know who's going to win this fight in the first 180 seconds. Mark Hunt is the hardest puncher I've ever faced," Mir said (h/t to FOX Sports for the transcription). "(Lesnar) doesn't like to be hit. Not that anybody likes to be hit, but Brock for whatever reason has shown much more of a dramatic response to the negativity of taking those shots; to the point to where he's not asleep, it isn't like he got knocked out, he's not getting dropped, but he just turns his face away from adversity. That's a bad thing when fighting Mark Hunt, who I think it one of the hardest punchers in the division."
- Alistair Overeem, who was Lesnar's last opponent in the UFC, commented on Lesnar's UFC return on his Instagram. Overeem defeated Lesnar via first round TKO at UFC 141 on December 30, 2011, and noted that Lensar "didn't really want to be there" for their fight.
Brock coming back: Mixed emotions ~ I'm pretty excited (and surprised at the same time) to be honest. He came into the @UFC from outta nowhere and basically destroyed his competition, took gold and achieved what no heavyweight did before. When we faced eachother tho, I looked him in the eye and could see he didn't really want to be in there. And for the people claiming it was his illness - you get medically cleared to fight. If something is wrong with you, bothering you - your not getting cleared to fight and thus the fight ain't happening. The commissions are very strict about health and safety issues. At the same time.. We all love comeback stories.. Especially when they are successful. And let's be honest - When Brock brings it - It is explosive & exciting to watch. Let's see what happens with Mark Hunt ???? #Lookingfowardtothisone ?????? #itsatrap