This past weekend at UFC Fight Night 33, Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva fought one of the most memorable heavyweight fights in UFC history. It was a back-and-forth battle, with each man almost being finished on multiple occasions. And at the end of the night, with both men covered in blood, weary from giving us everything they had for 25 minutes straight, we were told that the fight was scored a draw.
Now, normally this is not a good thing. People want a winner. They want to know that one of those fighters gets their just rewards. They don’t want to think that it was all for nothing. And that’s the feeling that a draw usually gives to a fan.
But not this time.
If there was ever a fight to be called a draw, it was this one. Both men had their moments in the sun, and both had to dig deep to stay in the fight, at times.
Mark Hunt wouldn’t of had it any other way. And in an interview with MMAJunkie, ‘The Super Samoan’ admitted that he wouldn’t want the chance at a rematch, even if he was offered one.
“It was pretty even. I didn’t mind it being a draw. We still walked out of there and back to our families pretty much in one piece. It could have gone either way. There’s so many arguments you could make about who won the fight or who did more, but who cares? It was a pretty good fight… Honestly? No, [ I don’t want a rematch]. It probably wouldn’t be as good as the first one. It would probably end a lot quicker. So honest opinion, no. Why ruin a good thing?”
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