Archive: Mark Hunt

May 12, 2015 10:14 am

‘I Took the Beating Like a Man. I’ll Be Back’

Mark Hunt (10-10-1 MMA) took a brutal beating from Stipe Miocic in the headlining bout of this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 65 event in Adelaide, Australia. Miocic landed a UFC record 361 total strikes on “The Super Samoan,” before the referee finally put a halt to the fight with two minutes remaining in the...

Nov 19, 2014 7:33 am

Velasquez vs. Werdum targeted for June in Mexico

Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) scored a second-round TKO victory over Mark Hunt at last weekend’s UFC 180 event in Mexico to claim the UFC’s interim Heavyweight Championship. According to UFC President Dana White, Werdum will likely get the chance to unify the heavyweight belts with Cain Velasquez this upcoming June at another event...

Nov 17, 2014 8:41 pm

Werdum: Hunt asked for bout to be stopped

Fabricio Werdum landed a vicious, but well placed flying knee this past Saturday against Mark Hunt to become the interim UFC heavyweight championship. Werdum spoke to BloodyElbow about the setup for the fight ending knee, that he says caused Mark Hunt to ask for the bout to be stopped. His words: “It took me a...

Nov 16, 2014 4:53 pm

Hunt: “My gas was starting to get to me”

Last night at UFC 180, Mark Hunt was KO’d by Fabricio Werdum. The KO came as a shock to many, especially after Hunt posted an outstanding 1st round where he stuffed Werdum’s takedowns with ease, and had Werdum noticeably hesitant to throw strikes. Hunt admitted to Ariel Helwani on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show...

Nov 16, 2014 4:22 pm

Velasquez on potentially being stripped of belt: “I don’t care”

After UFC 180 last night, UFC President Dana White clarified that he would not be stripping heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez of the title, unless Velasquez is unable to fight by March. Velasquez spoke about the possibility of being stripped of the title. (Via MMAWeekly) “It doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care. As long as...

Nov 16, 2014 12:15 pm

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Fabricio Werdum’s Win Over Mark Hunt

Last night in the main event of UFC 180, Fabricio Werdum defeated Mark Hunt to become the interim UFC heavyweight champion with a brutal knee (See that HERE). During the bout, the Twitter-verse was sounding off for blow-by-blow reactions, which we have compiled. The Interim UFC heavyweight title is on the line! #UFC180 @FabricioWerdum vs...

Nov 16, 2014 11:26 am

UFC 180 Attendance Sets 2014 Record

Last night after an action-packed night of fights at UFC 180, UFC President Dana White announced at the post-fight press conference that 21,000 people attended the event. The event, which was held at the Mexico City Arena, marked the UFC’s first trip to Mexico, and also broke the UFC’s attendance record for this year. According...

Nov 16, 2014 9:42 am

Fabricio Werdum Celebrates With His Team Backstage

Following his impressive KO win over Mark Hunt at UFC 180, Fabricio Werdum headed backstage to celebrate with his team. Check it out: Post by Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles. Can’t see this post? Click HERE. Catch the highlights from Werdum’s KO win over Hunt HERE.

Nov 16, 2014 9:36 am

UFC Announces ‘TUF Latin America 2’

Last night, following an action-packed UFC 180, UFC Senior Vice President of International Development and General Manager of Latin America, Jaime Pollack announced that the UFC was planning TUF Latin America 2. “Right now, we’re looking at all weight classes. We always do. Tryouts start to happen after we get registrations so matchmakers can get...

Nov 16, 2014 9:08 am

White Clarifies Comments About Stripping Velasquez Of Championship

UFC President Dana White caught heat from critics earlier this week when news surfaced that White was allegedly contemplating stripping UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez of his belt if the champ is unable to fight before March (Read about that HERE). White clarified his comments last night at FOX Sports post-fight show last night after...

Nov 16, 2014 8:49 am

REPLAY! Kenny Florian Breaks Down Werdum’s Win Over Hunt

Last night in the main event of UFC 180, Fabricio Werdum shocked the world as he KO’d Mark Hunt with a perfectly placed knee. While many fans expected Werdum to use his grappling to submit Hunt, Werdum proved his standup skills as he KO’d Hunt, who is an elite level kickboxer. Kenny Florian broke down...

Nov 15, 2014 10:12 pm

UFC 180 Bonus Report: Werdum and Gastelum Take Home Extra $50,000

Fight of the Night: Henry Briones vs. Guido Cannetti It is rare that preliminary fighters take home bonus money, but Cannetti and Briones both deserved it with their performance on UFC Fight Pass. Briones was close to being stopped in the opening round as he took two serious body shots from Cannetti. However, be persevered...

Nov 15, 2014 8:52 pm

UFC 180 Results: Werdum KOs Hunt and Wins Heavyweight Title!

Fabricio Werdum picked up the win tonight against Mark Hunt by way of knockout and is now the UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion! Hunt was calm in his defeat and despite suffering knockouts in his last two losses, he seems prepared to jump right back on the horse. Hunt seemed to be on his way to...

Nov 15, 2014 4:33 pm

UFC 180 Results: Beltran Beats Vera, First UFC Fighter to Win in Mexico

Marlon Vera suffered a skin infection while competing for a contract on “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” and was forced to pull out of the show. Tonight, he got to prove himself in the octagon against fellow bantamweight Marco Beltran in the first fight of the night of UFC 180. The bout aired on UFC...

Nov 13, 2014 8:53 am

‘Mark’ HUNT

Ahead of this weekend’s UFC 180 event, we bring you this epic fan made trailer. Enjoy!

Nov 11, 2014 6:51 pm

UFC 180 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 1

On episode #1 of UFC 180 Embedded, interim heavyweight title contender Fabricio Werdum shows featherweight Dennis Bermudez around Mexico City and takes in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament. Werdum’s opponent, Mark Hunt, drops off a heavyweight-size load of laundry and battles the language barrier in search of his signature hairstyle. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes...

Nov 10, 2014 8:36 pm

Hunt Looking At Werdum Bout As #1 Contender Bout

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...

Nov 10, 2014 9:49 am

REPLAY! Countdown To UFC 180: Ellenberger vs. Gastellum

To get fight fans ready for UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt this Saturday where Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum will square off for the interim heavyweight championship, the UFC ran ‘Countdown to UFC 180’ on Fox Sports 1. Below is the co-main event segment from the show featuring Kelvin Gastellum and Jake Ellenberger.

Nov 10, 2014 9:05 am

REPLAY! Countdown To UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt

To get ready for UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt, the UFC aired ‘Countdown to UFC 180’ on Fox Sports 1. Below is the segment from Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt’s portion of the show.

Nov 10, 2014 8:54 am

PHOTO | Mark Hunt Snaps Selfie With Fabricio Werdum

This is what MMA is all about, respect for your opponent and sportsmanship. We see it time and time again after a fight, both men shake hands and put pre-fight beef aside. Rarely do we see fighters showing this must respect before a fight, but these two veterans did just that. Mark Hunt snapped a...

Nov 10, 2014 8:46 am

Did Mark Hunt Throw The Showtime Kick First?

Take a look back to PRIDE 31 in February of 2006. Mark Hunt steps into the cage for his 6th professional fight against Yosuke Nishijima, riding a 3-fight win streak that has seen him defeat Dan Bobish, Wanderlei Silva, and Mirko Cro Cop. Around a minute into the bout, Hunt grabs the rope and throws...

Nov 6, 2014 5:04 am

Hunt: ‘Media Exaggerates Weight Cutting Woes’

“The thing about this is I didn’t get much time for this to be honest. It’s like three weeks, two and a half weeks. So losing ten and a half kilos in two and a half weeks is not an easy task. And also coming over to the other side of the world. ‘Cause I’m...

Nov 5, 2014 10:49 am

Mark Hunt: ‘I hit ’em in the head and there goes your F*cking blackbelt’

“Well everyone’s a world-class ground fighter until they get a punch to the face. So that’s how I deal with all these ground fighters like everyone else. I hit ’em in the head and there goes your Fu*king black belt.” In a recent interview with, Submission Radio, Mark Hunt discussed his plan to deal with...

Nov 3, 2014 4:11 pm

Lamas Not Worried About Bermudez Bout

Ricardo Lamas is coming off a decision win over Hacran Dias earlier this year, and will look to build upon that win at UFC 180 where he meets Dennis Bermudez in a pivotal featherweight matchup on November 15th. Ahead of the bout, Lamas spoke to Submission radio to discuss why he isn’t concerned with Bermudez....

Nov 3, 2014 9:03 am

Werdum Blames Brazilian Economy For Lack Of Brazilian UFC Champions

When Jose Aldo defended his featherweight title against Chad Mendes last month at UFC 179, he also defended his place as the sole UFC champion from Brazil. Leading up to the bout many fighters and fans took note of Brazil’s decline from once holding 4 of 9 championships, down to just 1. Former middleweight champion...

Nov 3, 2014 5:01 am

PHOTOS | Mark Hunt Continues To Shut Down Trolls

Earlier today Mark Hunt went on the offensive against his Facebook trolls, who have been criticizing him for the way he is training for his UFC 180 bout against Fabricio Werdum. Hunt continued to take the offensive and shut down his trolls throughout the day with the following hilarious posts. Post by MARK HUNT. Post...