Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will make his mixed martial arts (MMA) return against Mark Hunt in the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, which is scheduled for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., July 9, 2016.
But don't expect the "Super Samoan" to be shaking in his boots.
In fact, Hunt (12-10-1) -- fresh off a blistering knockout win over Frank Mir back in March -- doesn't even care that Lesnar is a decorated collegiate wrestler, insisting that takedown defense is rarely (if at all) needed once the bombs start dropping inside the cage.
From his official website:
"I'm just going to prepare as best as I can. My mind is built for this shit, throw me into the maelstrom of battle and nine out of 10 times I walk away. I deal with a wrestler like I deal with every other fighter, I punch them in the mouth I'll knock his face off. I knock his mouth off and then his lips fly off. I ain't no part-time fighter. He thinks this is a game where he can come back and forth. I will send this pretender back so he can play house with the other part timers. This realm is for the real fighters, not these damn pretenders."
Wait ... WWE is fake?
Lesnar (5-3) has been out of action for nearly five years, suffering back-to-back technical knockout losses to Cain Velasquez (UFC 121) and Alistair Overeem (UFC 141), which promptly sent him back to the world of professional wrestling.
This will be his second chance at UFC superstardom ... or the final nail in his combat sports coffin.