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10th Jul 2016

Twitter reacts to Brock Lesnar’s typically smothering performance in his Octagon return

The beast is back

Darragh Murphy

Brock Lesnar did not look like he was coming off a five-year layoff.

For the first time since December 30, 2011 Lesnar stretched the largest gloves available across the ham hocks he calls hands.

And what a comeback it was.

An underdog at UFC 200, many expected Lesnar to become the latest addition to knockout artist Mark Hunt’s walk-off highlight reel.

But after a tentative opening in the co-main event, Lesnar ultimately steamrolled ‘The Super Samoan’ and hammered away for a dominant opening round.

The second went to Hunt who just about landed enough to get the nod but the WWE superstar turned it on again in the third to bludgeon his opponent from mount to earn a unanimous 29-27 decision.

And here’s how the fight community saw the bout.