Archive: Mark Hunt

Dec 6, 2013 8:20 am

Latest odds set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot’

UFC Fight Night 33 will be held on Saturday at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Due to the extreme difference in time zones, the event will air live in North America during prime time hours on Friday. The odds makers have Bigfoot Silva and James Te Huna as the favorites in their...

Dec 6, 2013 8:20 am

Mark Hunt Lost Hearing in JDS Fight

When interviewed recently by MMA.TV, UFC Fight Night 33 headliner Mark Hunt discussed his last loss against recent title challenger Junior Dos Santos. “I thought I did well in the first round then I got caught with that big shot. My hearing was gone. I couldn’t hear my corner, I couldn’t hear anything… It was...

Dec 6, 2013 7:55 am

PHOTO | Hunt vs. Silva Staredown In Australia

During the UFC Fight Night 33 weigh-ins event in Australia, the two heavyweight headliners engaged in an intense pre-fight staredown. Bigfoot and Hunt will face off in the UFC Fight Night 33 main event Friday from Brisbane, Australia.

Dec 5, 2013 7:58 pm

UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot Weigh-in Results

The UFC Fight Night 33 weigh ins are finally in the books, and all fighters made weight without any issues. Heavyweights took to the scale for the main event fight, with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tipping the scale at 264lbs, while Mark Hunt came in at 262lbs. For the co-main event, both Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and...

Dec 5, 2013 8:35 am

EXCLUSIVE | ‘Bigfoot’ Silva more than ready for Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33

UFC heavyweight Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva was the lone guest on last Friday’s BJPENN.COM Radio show. Silva, of course, is slated to face fellow American Top Team teammate Mark Hunt on Dec. 7 from Brisbane, Australia at ‘UFC Fight Night 33: Bigfoot vs. Hunt.’ Silva discusses fighting a teammate, being there when Hunt injured his leg...

Dec 5, 2013 8:13 am

Mark Hunt: ‘I’ve Got The Hunger Back’

“I’ve got the hunger back for fighting and to be doing it at my age is pretty cool. It’s a real mental challenge and a roller coaster. I love it. You put yourself through so much pain, and mentally straining, everything. It’s hard to break the wall every day, and when you got little ones,...

Dec 3, 2013 7:28 am

Kedzie Vs. Correia Replaces Caceras Vs. Gagnon on UFC Fight Night 33 Main Card

Since the Alex Caceras vs Mitch Gagnon fight was scrapped due to Gagnon’s visa issues, A women’s fight between UFC newcomer Bethe Correia and WMMA veteran Julie Kedzie has been bumped up to a main card slot. Julie Kedzie has been a staple of women’s MMA, a veteran who started her career in 2004. Kedzie...

Nov 29, 2013 9:00 am

BJPENN.COM Radio Returns Tonight With Antonio ‘Bigfoot’Silva (5:00 P.M. PT)

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight with Brazilian big-man, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will discuss ‘Bigfoot’s upcoming fight against fellow ATT teammate, Mark hunt. ‘UFC Fight Night 33: Bigfoot vs. Hunt’ is set to go down On December 7th from Brisbane Australia. In addition to Silva’s guest slot, the team...

Nov 25, 2013 1:36 pm

Mark Hunt Almost Turned Down Fight With ‘Bigfoot’

We’ve heard it time and time again: Fighter A doesn’t want to fight Fighter B, because they’re friends / training partners / came from the same neighborhood / part of the same breakdancing team / etc. Some of those fighters stick to their refusal, right or wrong. But some understand that – although it may...

Nov 13, 2013 9:04 am

Julie Kedzie Battles Undefeated Bethe Correia At UFC Fight Night 33

Originally slated to face undefeated Russian fighter Aleksandra Albu until an injury forced Albu off the card, Julie Kedzie finally has a named opponent to train for – the also-undefeated Brazilian fighter, Bethe Correia. UFC officials announced the new matchup on Tuesday. Kedzie will be looking to bounce back from a three-fight losing streak, which most recently saw the women’s...

Oct 1, 2013 11:53 am


Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos needed an impressive win to erase the memory of his 2012 loss to Cain Velasquez. This dynamic attack and dramatic win over the iron-chinned Mark Hunt certainly did the trick, earning Cigano another title shot.

Sep 11, 2013 11:55 am

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33’ in Australia

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and James Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the co-main event of the evening when the UFC returns to Australia this December for UFC Fight Night 33. “Shogun” Rua is...

Sep 9, 2013 7:26 am

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva official for UFC Fight Night 33 headliner

Heavyweight sluggers Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will meet in a five-round main event bout when the UFC returns to Australia this December. UFC executives officially announced the event today as “UFC Fight Night 33,” which takes place on Decemeber 7 in the Queensland capital...

Sep 8, 2013 6:16 pm

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Godbeer set for Bellator 101

Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (18-8-2 MMA) will make his Bellator MMA debut later this month, as it was announced Saturday that Kongo will face fellow promotional newcomer Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101 in Portland. Kongo was last seen in action at UFC 159 in New Jersey, where the Frenchman suffered a first-round KO loss to Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Prior...

Sep 4, 2013 11:20 am

Antonio Silva To Face Mark Hunt in Main Event of UFC Fight Night in Australia

Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva have verbally agreed to a heavyweight bout that will headline a December 6th UFC Fight Night in Australia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced today that heavyweights, Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, have verbally agreed to fight in the main event of a to-be-announced UFC Fight Night...

Jul 23, 2013 10:48 am

Quick Twitt | Mark Hunt Staph Update With Photo

Mark Hunt had one of the most disgusting cases of staph ever publicly released in the MMA World. This thing was gross, his leg was hideous and now its on the mend. Check it out! Well there it is troops the wound is healing nicely the power of prayer won't be a leg model but...

Jul 10, 2013 10:10 am

Chuck Liddell Responds to Gripes About Fighter Pay

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current VP of Business Development recently responded to growing complaints about fighter pay. On SiriusXM Fight Club, Liddell talked about his own past with the UFC, explaining that monetary compensation in any sport is based on performance. “Those guys have got ot understand, this is...

Jul 9, 2013 10:59 am

Mark Hunt Says He Was ‘Cheated Again’ by Fighter Pay

Mark Hunt may not seem like the most outspoken man to ever step in to the Octagon, but after a recent look at a Career Earnings Manifesto for UFC fighters, Hunt found something to say. Hunt let his opinion known via his official Facebook page: “well i don’t now bout where they got there figures...

Jul 1, 2013 11:10 am

PHOTO | Update on Mark Hunts Grotesque Staph Infection

Warning: Not for the squeamish. Mark Hunt has sent out another photo of his gnarly staph infection. This time, it would appear as if it is starting to heal, however, it’s still pretty gross. Here it is:

Jun 27, 2013 9:27 am

Mark Hunt facing plastic surgery, return to hospital following failed skin graft

At 39 years old, the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) doesn’t have a lot of time to be sitting on the sidelines. Unfortunately for Hunt fans, his injured leg is keeping him from resuming his duties inside the Octagon. The former K1 champion could be headed back to the hospital next week...

Jun 19, 2013 7:12 am

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s surgery a success, wants Stefan Struve in December

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) recent arm surgery was apparently a “big success” and the former UFC and Pride champion is already planning his next bout, which he would like to be in December against fellow heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC). “Big Nog” was forced to go ‘under the knife’ for an arm...

Jun 10, 2013 10:15 am

Mark Hunt in Hospital for Surgery on Infected Left Leg; Two More Operations To Go

During the weekend, UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) revealed that he was in the hospital to have surgery on his left leg. Hunt fractured his right toe in his UFC 160 bout with Junior dos Santos, but wasn’t in the hospital for that injury. His current surgery was to alleviate an...

May 28, 2013 9:11 am

Mark Hunt Posts Photo of Broken Toe From UFC 160

  Mark Hunt battled Junior dos Santos in a classic heavyweight tilt that came to an end with a spectacular spinning-heel kick KO, that Hunt was the recipient of. Both men battled for the better part of three rounds when the knockout occurred. After the bout, Hunt stated that he had broken his toe in...

May 27, 2013 3:51 pm

EXCLUSIVE | XFC’s Shah Bobonis (PART 1) Talks UFC 160 Results | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Shah Bobonis joined our boys over at’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on Sunday night and talked about a few of the things happening in the MMA world right night. More notably Bobonis, who is currently training for his XFC fight coming up in three weeks, talked about this past Saturday’s UFC 160...

May 27, 2013 10:17 am

JDS Calls Kick That Dropped Hunt ‘Amazing’

“I never felt very confident to do that before, but I train that a lot in the gym. I was feeling way faster than him, so I tried it and WOW, it was amazing. It wasn’t very well-connected, so when I finished the kick I saw him going down and I enjoyed it. Like I...

May 27, 2013 9:50 am

VIDEO | Watch JDS KO Mark Hunt Right Here

Last weekend at UFC 160 former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, put MArk Hunt away in the third round with a spinning back kick for the ages. If you missed it, check out the highlights above.

May 26, 2013 12:01 am

Dana White: Velasquez Vs. JDS III A No-Brainer

Following a dominant performance by UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez over Antonio Silva, and Junior dos Santos knocking out a man with an iron chin in Mark Hunt, the match-up to be is obvious. Dana White agrees whole-heartedly, White told the media at the UFC 160 post-fight press conference, “No-brainer. If there was ever a...