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Thursday, 06/27/2013, 09:27 am

Mark Hunt facing plastic surgery, return to hospital following failed skin graft

At 39 years old, the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) doesn’t have a lot of time to be sitting on the sidelines. Unfortunately for Hunt fans, his injured leg is keeping him from resuming his duties inside the Octagon.

The former K1 champion could be headed back to the hospital next week to continue treatment for the giant, gaping hole in his leg, caused by an infected hematoma. Hunt had received a skin graft treatment a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunately it did not survive. Now, Hunt is scheduled to see a plastic surgeon early next week to try to get his leg patched up and back in working order.

Here is what the heavyweight slugger had to say via his official Facebook page:

Well troops jus wanted u guys to know the skin graph didnt survive,and i think i will be back in hospital next week,its a bummer really cause the hill song confrence is starting next tuesday i hope i dont have to go hospital,but we will see i see plastic surgeon tuesday.didnt realise how bad this is man.anyways troops will keep u guys informed roger roger over and out lol.

The “Super Samoan” had his UFC title aspirations ended by Junior dos Santos at last month’s UFC 160 event in Las Vegas. Prior to the JDS loss, Hunt was riding a 4-fight win streak, which included KO wins over Stefan Struve, Cheick Kongo and Chris Tuchscherer.

No timetable has been set for Hunt’s return. Stay tuned to BJPENN.com for further updates.

 

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