Archive: Mark Hunt

Sep 15, 2014 8:10 am

Full Fight Video: Roy Nelson KOs Stefan Struve In 39 Seconds

It’s no secret that Roy Nelson possesses some of the heaviest hands in the UFC, in this throwback video to 2010, we see Nelson crush Stefan Struve in just 39 seconds en route to a ‘Knockout Of The Night’ performance. Nelson fights Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 52 this Saturday, September 20th from Japan....

Sep 15, 2014 8:00 am

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson Lineup Finalized With 12 Bouts

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson takes place this upcoming Saturday, September 20th live from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The event is headlined by heavy handed heavyweights Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. This event is streamed exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, and has a 12:30 A.M. ET start time in the US....

Aug 28, 2014 5:05 am

Mark Hunt Details Plan For Retirement

Mark Hunt just inked a new six-fight deal with the UFC, but once it’s up, he plans on retiring. Earlier this month Hunt Tweeted a series of cryptic Tweets that he was unemployed, however as it turned out, Hunt was contemplating retiring from MMA completely and pulling out of his scheduled bout against Roy Nelson....

Aug 18, 2014 8:07 am

Mark Hunt Nearly Quit On The UFC Last Month

Fan favorite UFC heavyweight Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt stirred up the media last month when he Tweeted the following: Well I'm unemployed that sucks — mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) August 5, 2014 Dana White refuted the rumor that Hunt had been cut, causing some confusion. Hunt later attributed the ominous Tweet to his diet leading...


Aug 9, 2014 7:22 am

Faber replaced with with Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night 52

Due to an injury, Urijah Faber has been removed from the UFC Fight Night 52 card, and he has been replaced with “Bruce Leroy” Alex Caceres. Faber was set to face off against UFC newcomer, Masenori Kanehara (22-11-5). The UFCs Japanese website cited the change late this week. Kanehara is a 31-year-old Japanese native that...

Aug 8, 2014 1:38 pm

Hunt Blames Unemployment Tweets On Hunger

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt confused fans earlier this week when he said he was officially unemployed on twitter. UFC President Dana White was forced to then come out and deny that claim, which has now lead to the following: Looking forward to japan sept 20 troops sorry about unemployment tweet I was hungry no carbs...

Aug 5, 2014 8:11 am

RUMOR | Mark Hunt Cut By UFC

UFC heavyweight Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt sent out two mysterious Tweets earlier today saying that he was unemployed. Check it out: Well I'm unemployed that sucks — mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) August 5, 2014 Not my choice guys but going from being exited at the prospects of the future of fighting to being unemployed in...

Jul 12, 2014 3:24 pm

Akiyama Expected To Return Against Noke In Japan

Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama is expected to make his highly anticipated return to action when the UFC touches down in Japan this September. While not yet official, Akiyama is in talks with the UFC to face off with Kyle Noke. Headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson, the UFC’s Fight Night...

Jul 8, 2014 9:00 am

UFC Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson Promo

UFC Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson is coming up this September at the Saitama Super Arena, and to get the fans pumped up, the UFC released this promo video. Check it out.

Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

The UFC Adds Three Big Names To UFN: Hunt vs. Nelson

The UFC will return to Japan in September for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson event. It appears that the UFC is planning on giving the Japanese fans a huge night of fights featuring plenty of fan favorites and local talent. It’s safe to say that Mark Hunt is one of those favorites. As for...

May 30, 2014 6:33 am

Bigfoot Silva Wants Josh Barnett When He Returns

We learned from the most recent episode of UFC Tonight, that UFC heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is already eyeing a certain someone for his next fight. That being said whoever he ends up fighting will have to wait four more months due to the fact that Silva is currently serving a 9 month suspension for...

May 16, 2014 10:30 am

BATTLE OF THE BELLIES – Hunt Favors Roy Nelson As Next Opponent

Mark Hunt said that he’s ready to go and he’s already eyeing another big, bad, heavyweight. Last week on UFC Tonight, the idea that Mark Hunt could be facing Roy “Big Country” Nelson in Japan was put out, suggesting that everyone was just waiting on a clear bill of health from both fighters (both are...

May 1, 2014 2:14 pm

UFC Eyeing Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Heavyweight Bout

Though not official, UFC Tonight is reporting that promotion officials are looking at a potential heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. The fight would likely be contested in Japan, where Mark Hunt has a loyal fan following from his K-1 and PRIDE FC days. The UFC Tonight panel broke down the news: “I’m...

Apr 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Please‏

Roy “Big Country” Nelson (20-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is coming off a devastating first-round knockout victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, which he earned in the main event of last week’s ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ event in Abu Dhabi. The victory over “Big Nog” snapped a 2-fight losing skid for Nelson and moved him back up...

Apr 10, 2014 10:38 am

Mark Hunt And Brendan Schaub Engage In Twitter Beef

According to our sources, the UFC has been looking to put together a heavyweight bout between Brendan Schaub and Mark Hunt. The promotion was hoping to bring the duo to their New Zealand debut, but Hunt, still injured, was unable to accept the bout due to timing. Still though, California’s Brendan Schaub took the news...

Apr 8, 2014 2:44 pm

Stefan Struve medically cleared for UFC return

After being diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve late last August, most people thought that 26-year old UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) would never fight again. However, according to a report from USA Today Sports, the Dutchman recently received the green light from doctors and can now return to competing in mixed...

Mar 10, 2014 12:16 pm

Hunt Not Fighting For Money, Wants A UFC Title Shot

“It’s not about money for me. I’m in it for a shot at the title. I don’t want to be just fighting for the sake of fighting. My goal is to be the best fighter on the planet. I don’t give a stuff what anyone else thinks, I just want an opportunity to fight for...

Mar 6, 2014 8:38 am

Schaub Wants Hunt Fight, Hunt Says ‘Why Not, Come Get K.O.’d’

An exciting heavyweight clash between Mark Hunt and Brendan Schaub might be in the works. According to Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1, Lex McMahon of MMA Inc, is reporting that his client, Brendan Schaub, is trying to book a gig opposite the heavyweight slugger, Hunt. Schaub last saw action last September...

Mar 3, 2014 1:41 pm

UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt Goes Off on The Bible, Religion

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt raised questions about the existence of God, The Bible and other common religious beliefs through social media on Sunday. Below are some of the highlights: Can someone answer my question who wrote the bible,and where is the transcripts they wrote it from. Can someone answer my question please who wrote the...

Feb 27, 2014 6:19 pm

‘Bigfoot Manager’ Alex Davis on TRT Ban: “That’s not the solution”

For those who don’t know, Alex Davis is a manager of MMA fighters. One of the fighters he happens to manage is Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, who is a known user of TRT, and who tested beyond the legal limits for his fight against Mark Hunt. So it’s no surprise that Davis is against the recent...

Feb 22, 2014 9:31 am

Mark Hunt Wants To Rematch Alistair Overeem

The last time that Mark Hunt took on Alistair Overeem, Alistair was able to best the “Super Samoan” via first round key lock submission back during their days with the “Dream” fighting organization. Now, as Hunt is coming off an immediate classic in his bout against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, it appears that Hunt is looking...

Feb 4, 2014 7:27 pm

Guess Who? Popular UFC Slugger Hanging With Leonardo DiCaprio!!

Who doesn’t like Leonardo DiCaprio? And if for someone reason you do not like Leo, why would you click on this? The beloved, acting mega-star, is rarely seen off-screen. Known to live a very private life, away from the media and papz, DiCaprio is great at dodging the camera’s. However, last weekend Mark Hunt nabbed...

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Stefan Struve Looks For A Spring 2014 Return, Notes Huge Improvement To Heart Condition

Usually, when a professional fighter is told that he has an enlarged heart and a leaking aortic valve, they are facing the end of their professional career. That’s exactly what UFC heavyweight contender Stefan Struve was confronted with, early last year. And although Struve remained optimistic throughout this ordeal, others – like UFC President Dana...

Jan 11, 2014 9:54 am

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Undergoes Surgery For Nagging Injury

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is spending his suspension healing up a nagging injury. After putting on one of the best fights of 2013 against Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia, Silva tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone after undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. He was subsequently suspended for nine months by the UFC....

Jan 9, 2014 9:04 am

Mark Hunt’s “interesting” fan from Japan.

Though the average American fan can seem a bit, lets just call it douchy, when it comes to an MMA bout. Such as booing during situations that are simply a part of the game but are ofter viewed as “boring”. At least, most of the time, those fans don’t cross into the category of strange....

Dec 31, 2013 12:01 pm

2013 Year In Review: The Fights That Made You a Fan

2013 was packed with spectacular fights that did absolutely nothing short of top last year’s unparalleled excitement. This was certainly a great way to announce to the world that it was the UFC’s 20th anniversary and that things were only going to get bigger from here. As a fight fan for almost 4 years, I...

Dec 31, 2013 9:44 am

Bob Sapp Defeats Fedor Emelianenko In Japan

Bob Sapp finally found his calling. For the second year in a row, Sapp has won a Japanese celebrity arm wrestling tournament, beating former and current MMA fighters, sumo wrestlers, and other celebrities. Who did he beat this year? None other than the greatest heavyweight of all time, Fedor Emelianenko. Sapp took out Emelianenko in...

Dec 27, 2013 8:34 am

Dana White: Bigfoot’s TRT Failure Ruined The Fight For Me, It Destroyed Everything’

Testosterone replacement therapy. Quite possibly the most controversial and taboo subject in all of high level mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, TRT use is becoming more and more prevalent. When news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone in his fight-of-the-year candidate bout against Mark Hunt, many were questioning if...