He also gassed against Nelson, albeit not as badly as he did against Cain. Face it - big men gas. Hunt and Struve were working at a pretty good pace, and so I'm not surprised they lost some steam. Even Rothwell and Hunt were going at it pretty good. Let's not act like HWs don't slow down considerably after the first round. The exceptions are rare.
There's no need to fear Mark Hunt's rise to the top, my friend. He's the real people's champion.