Mark Hunt is gearing up for arguably the biggest fight of his historic MMA career this Saturday when he fights Fabricio Werdum for the interim UFC heavyweight championship.
Hunt spoke to MMAJunkie to give his thoughts on the bout, as well as why he believes this is only a #1 contender bout.
“The only champion around these days in the heavyweight division is Cain. If you want to be the champ, you’ve got to beat the champ. This right here is a fight for the No. 1 contender. I don’t look at this as the world title; I look at this as the spot to fight the best.”
“In the perfect world I would have had the best camp with plenty of time and everything, but I’ve got a short turnaround and make the best out of the situations I get. I can’t do a full camp. I can’t even do any sparring because I don’t have the time to get injured because I’m already a replacement. All I’m working on is my weight and getting used to the air.”
Going into the bout many believe the elite level JiuJitsu of Fabricio Werdum will make the difference, however Hunt has a different plan.
“They can be King Kong, Godzilla or whatever – I don’t care what they have. Once you get a punch in the face or a knee in the head, all of those skills are gone. That’s the answer for all these plans and everything: just a swift kick to the lips.
“All I care about is what I’m going to do in the octagon. I’ve got to focus on is what I’m going to do in the fight. It makes it so much simpler for me as a fighter. All I’ve got to do is go in the octagon and put more hurt on him then he does on me. Then I’ve won.”