At 38-years-old (he turns 39 in a couple days), Brock Lesnar returned to mixed martial arts (MMA) after a five year layoff to defeat Mark Hunt via unanimous decision at UFC 200 last night (Sat., July 9, 2016) at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Considering the circumstances, his performance is almost hard to believe.
But this is Brock Lesnar we’re talking about. As Triple H put it to ESPN, "... to come back after all that time and put on that kind of performance speaks to the 'once in a lifetime' type of athlete that Brock is." Vince McMahon did him one better:
"Brock is the most formidable combat athlete in history."
Vince is a promoter, of course, and he’s got a match between Lesnar and Randy Orton to promote at SummerSlam next month in Brooklyn. But if McMahon actually believes such a thing, why is Brock wrestling a guy who has been out injured for all of 2016 instead of for the WWE championship? He did just beat a top 10 heavyweight (Hunt was ranked number 8 going into last night’s bout) in one of the biggest events in UFC history.
Either way, we can all agree Lesnar is a physical specimen the likes of which we may never see again.