Archive: Mark Hunt

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...

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...