Mark Hunt could go down as one of the toughest men to ever step foot into the octagon. Other than Roy Nelson and Junior dos Santos, nobody in the heavyweight division can make claim that that they have as tough of a chin as Hunt does.
The multi-sport athlete has competed with kickboxers and mixed martial artists around the world, but he almost had a battle with a “Grim Reaper” like creature in his youth that was almost the end of him.
“My Dad, he was in the hospital. My mum had like seven strokes at the time, and she’s had about 11 now I think, but she was in a wheelchair, my Dad was dying of cancer. He was all…he was like the Cadbury man,” Hunt told Submission Radio. “He had really white hair, but he was all like brown and yellow in his face. So he was dying, and you know I walked my Mum in to see him in the hospital and I walked in there to see my Dad and there was like a crazy-ass smell in the room. It was like ashes. And then as I faced my Mum, I faced my old man looking at him. And then out of the corner of my eye I saw this really crazy, this huge like 20 feet tall [thing]. I don’t even know what it was.”
Hunt was afraid to look at it and only used his peripheral to assess what the creature looked like. “And it was huge, like 20 feet tall and it was hooded and it was holding something. And the feeling that I got from it the thing, I was like ‘wow that thing’s crazy. That thing there is certainly here to collect this guy right here in front of me’. And I’ll never forget that. I think I’ve seen that thing about three or four times in my life. So when I said to myself ‘that thing’s evil, It’s bad, it’s not good’. And if I looked at it I’ll be dead too, just like this guy is gonna be dead.”
“That’s not a story, that’s just real,” Hunt assured the listeners.
“I think it was a Grim Reaper. I think it was the Devil. It was 20 feet tall and I thought…my mind goes “do not…” and I got tingles, like I got tingles telling you now. It’s like, “don’t look at that thing, that thing will kill you”. And I felt like the power emanating from that thing is just ridiculous. And if it opened its mouth, the whole place is gonna fall over. It was just….you know like I said, I’ve seen that thing four times. I thought to myself “if that thing’s real, then God must be real”. So that’s something. I don’t like seeing that thing, but I’m lucky I haven’t seen it lately. It’s kind of crazy.”
Do you think Hunt is telling the truth? Has he really seen the Grim Reaper, or is his mind playing tricks on him? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!