Archive: Mark Hunt

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...

Nov 2, 2014 4:10 pm

Mark Hunt Goes Off On Keyboard Warriors

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has been receiving advice from his Facebook followers on how to train for his upcoming UFC interim heavyweight championship fight against Fabricio Werdum in December. Hunt didn’t take too kindly to people criticizing him and giving him advice on how he should train. He posted the following video on Facebook in...


Oct 24, 2014 4:12 pm

SUCCESS! Out Of Surgery, Eyeing March Return

UFC heavyeight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of his UFC 180 bout against Fabricio Werdum earlier this week after suffering a sprained MCL. Velasquez absence in the main event, led the UFC to call upon Mark Hunt to fill the slot against Fabricio Werdum, and fight for the interim heavyweight championship. Velsasquez coach, Javier...

Oct 22, 2014 1:28 pm

Mark Hunt says his only challenge will be making weight

Yesterday, we learned that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had suffered a knee injury in training and was thus forced out of his scheduled main event title fight with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180. With that news, the UFC decided to pit perennial contender Mark Hunt against Fabricio Werdum with the winner being crowned the...

Oct 22, 2014 10:02 am

REPLAY! Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson (Full Fight)

Mark Hunt is the 4th ranked heavyweight in the world and now he’s going for the interim heavyweight title as he faces Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180, stepping in for an injured Cain Velasquez. Take a look back as Mark Hunt faced Roy Nelson, earning the much-coveted Performance of the Night bonus as the two...

Oct 11, 2014 1:24 pm

Mark Hunt: ‘No man intimidates me’

“There isn’t a fighter anywhere who can intimidate me now. When it comes to my opponents, there is no use anyone trying anything because it ain’t gunna work. I’ve been around so long now nothing worries me. There are no other factors that cause me stress when I get inside the Octagon. I guess that’s...

Sep 29, 2014 7:01 pm

Mark Hunt: I’m Not Rich, I Just Bank A Lot

Current UFC heavyweight contender Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt recently made New Zealand’s 20 highest paid athletes list, this according to the New Zealand Herald: #17. Mark Hunt (UFC) – $890,000 Mark Hunt is New Zealand’s biggest name involved in the world’s fastest growing sport. Hunt recently signed a new six-fight deal with UFC worth...

Sep 29, 2014 6:47 pm

Sean McCorkle Announces Retirement From MMA

Former UFC heavyweight Sean McCorkle (17-7 MMA) was a guest on Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour,” where he announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. McCorkle had lost five of his past six outings and cited herniated discs as a cause for retirement: “Believe it or not, despite my current streak, I’m...

Sep 24, 2014 11:30 am

Like it or not, Wanderlei Silva should still go down as a legend

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA) recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission). Yesterday, the NSAC announced that “The Axe Murderer” had been indefinitely suspended, meaning he will never be able to fight in the...

Sep 24, 2014 4:40 am

Josh Barnett & Mark Hunt Mutually Agree To Scrap

UFC heavyweights Josh Barnett and Mark Hunt have mutually agreed to a fight. The two originally fought under the PRIDE FC banner back in 2006, Barnett winning via kimura. Fast forward 8 years, and the two are looking to lock em up one more time. Check it: I get why @markhunt1974 would want to rematch...

Sep 22, 2014 6:01 pm

Mark Hunt Wants Barnett Rematch In November

Mark Hunt is coming off a dominant second-round knockout over Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night Japan this past weekend. The win catapaulted Hunt into the top 5 of the UFC’s heavyweight rankings. After the bout, Hunt stated that he would like to fight on the UFC’s card in Sydney Australia in November, but with...

Sep 22, 2014 9:03 am

.GIFs | The Unstoppable Mark Hunt

This past weekend we saw Mark Hunt KO Roy Nelson with a brutal uppercut. We knew going into this fight that both fighters had unbelievable chins and possessed some of the best one-punch knockout power in the sport. Prior to last year, Hunt hadn’t been KO’d since 2008 when he fought Melvin Manhoef. Roy Nelson...

Sep 21, 2014 9:40 am

Hunt Wants Quick Turnaround Following Nelson KO

Following his walk-away KO over Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson yesterday morning at UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan, Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt spoke to media members about who he wants to fight next, and explained his desire to fight on the UFC’s November 8th card in Sydney Australia. “I want to move forward, and I...

Sep 21, 2014 9:23 am

Roy Nelson: ‘I got caught’

Roy Nelson took to Facebook to thank his fans for the support, and explain what happened in his loss to Mark Hunt yesterday at UFC Fight Night 52, which took place in Japan. Post by Roy "Big Country" Nelson. With Nelson now dropping to 7-6 in his UFC career, and going 2-3 in his last...

Sep 21, 2014 8:09 am

QUICK TWITT | Pros React To Mark Hunt’s Walk-Off KO Of ‘Big Country’

Yesterday morning fight fans saw Mark Hunt return to the Octagon in Japan and finish Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson with a devastating uppercut that KO’d Big Country. We have compiled some of the best Tweets from UFC fighters regarding the KO. We have all played @MarkHunt1974 vs @RoyNelsonMMA in @EASPORTSUFC! Now, we get to see...

Sep 20, 2014 2:43 am

UFC FN 52 Results: Hunt Drops Nelson with Uppercut, Walk off KO Win in Round 2

Mark Hunt is the master of walk-off knockouts. Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson had an even round one and neither heavyweight gained telling momentum. Both Hunt and Nelson would almost land a knockout blow, but the other would duck or dodge the shot just in time. Once they found a comfortable striking distance toward the...

Sep 19, 2014 9:30 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Live Results Thread

Tonight on UFC Fight pass, the UFC returns to action with a fantastic fight card in Japan. ‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ takes place from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Here are the live results: MAIN CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 3 a.m. ET) Mark Hunt def. Roy Nelson by way of...

Sep 19, 2014 10:44 am

Fight Night Japan: Mark Hunt Gym Escape

As Mark Hunt prepares for his headlining fight against Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night Japan, the UFC follows him to his home in New Zealand where he trades the gym for some good old fashioned video games with his kids.

Sep 18, 2014 8:44 pm

Mark Hunt Says He’s On Weight

Earlier today reports surfaced that UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt was off weight by nearly 20 pounds. Now, Ariel Helwani has confirmed that Hunt believes he’s lost the extra weight. Via MMAFighting.com: “I’m good. I’m only a few kilos off now.” Less than two hours later he then said, “I am on weight right now, I...

Sep 18, 2014 6:56 pm

Mark Hunt: I want one chance for that title shot

Heavyweight contender Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt recently signed a new 6-fight deal with the UFC and stated that he plans to retire once the contract is up. That being said, retirement is the furthest thing from the mind of the New Zealand knockout artist. Instead, the 40-year-old is planning on making a run at the title and it all starts by defeating...

Sep 18, 2014 3:30 pm

Mark Hunt Over Limit – Has 24-Hours To Cut Remaining 20 Pounds

Top UFC heavyweight slugger, Mark Hunt is set to face Roy Nelson in this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 52 main event. According to reports, that bout could be in jeopardy as the “Super Samoan” is well over the heavyweight limit of 265 pounds. Yahoo Sports! has the scoop: Hunt, who said he began his training...

Sep 18, 2014 9:38 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve set for UFC on FOX 13

A heavyweight slugfest has been added to December’s ‘UFC on FOX 13’ event, as UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will square off with Stefan Struve when the octagon returns to Phoenix, Arizona. Alistair Overeem (37-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was last seen in action just two weeks ago at “UFC Fight...

Sep 18, 2014 5:03 am

Melvin Manhoef Explains How He Was Tricked Into Fighting Mark Hunt

Melvin Manhoef is arguably one of the hardest hitting fighters on the planet. One of his most spectacular highlight reel knockouts came during his time in Pride FC, where he knocked Mark Hunt out cold with a left hand. Prior to being knocked out by Junior Dos Santos in May of 2013, Hunt hadn’t been...

Sep 16, 2014 5:53 pm

Roy Nelson: ‘A Heavyweight GOAT Doesn’t Exist’

There is a large number of people in the mixed martial arts community who would answer “Fedor” if asked the question “who is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time?”. Current UFC heavyweight contender Roy “Big Country” Nelson is not one of those people. The former TUF Season 10 winner recently explained to FOX Sports why he doesn’t believe a...