Mark Hunt News
Fighters react to tonight's Mark Hunt vs. Justin Willlis fight at UFC Adelaide
Chris Taylor - December 1, 2018
UFC Adelaide Results: Justin Willis defeats Mark Hunt
Chris Taylor - December 1, 2018
A key heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Justin Willis took place at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 142 event in Adelaide, Australia. Mark Hunt enters tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering back-to-back losses to opponents Curtis Blaydes and Alexey Oleynik in his most recent octagon appearances. Prior to the setbacks, “The Super Samoan” was coming off a TKO victory over recent division title challenger Derrick Lewis.
UFC Adelaide weigh-in results: Headliners on point, Mark Hunt and Justin Willis involved in backstage confrontation
Tom Taylor - November 30, 2018
Early on Friday morning, the 24 fighters on the UFC Adelaide bill stepped onto the scales to weigh in for their respective battles.
Mark Hunt thinks that a union would bring legitimacy to MMA
Drake Riggs - November 28, 2018
This Saturday night at UFC Adelaide, the legendary ‘Super Samoan’ Mark Hunt will make his final walk to the Octagon when he faces Justin Willis. The 44-year old Hunt isn’t calling it a career just yet though, he’s just planning to fight out of his UFC contract.
With UFC contract almost up, Mark Hunt shares plans for the next chapter of his career
Tom Taylor - November 28, 2018
When Mark Hunt battles Justin Willis in the co-main event of UFC Adelaide this weekend, it will mark the final obligation on his current UFC contract. Do not expect him to re-sign with the promotion. Speaking to MMAjunkie ahead of his fight, Hunt explained that he’s happy to be parting ways with the UFC, and that he will continue to fight outside the promotion.
Fabricio Werdum, Wanderlei Silva trash Mark Hunt after UFC Moscow loss
Tom Taylor - September 16, 2018
Earlier this month, news surfaced that former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum had been handed a two-year suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). This suspension stems from an out-of-competition urine test, in which Werdum tested positive for Trenbolone and its metabolite Epitrenbolone. Not long after Fabricio Werdum’s suspension came to light, his former opponent Mark Hunt, one of MMA’s most vocal steroid critics, issued a scathing reaction.
Mark Hunt eyeing "one last hurrah" in the UFC
Tom Taylor - September 16, 2018
Yesterday afternoon, in the main event of the UFC’s first ever stop in Russia, heavyweight legend Mark Hunt stepped into the cage with Russian submission ace Alexey Oleynik. Though Hunt seemed to be giving Oleynik some trouble early, he wound up being submitted by the Russian in the bout’s first round. With his outcome, the 44-year-old Mark Hunt is on a two-fight losing streak, and a tough 1-3 in his last four fights. While he is still a tough out for any heavyweight on the roster, he appears to be nearing the end of the road.
UFC Moscow Results: Aleksei Oleinik submits Mark Hunt (VIDEO)
Chris Taylor - September 15, 2018
A heavyweight fight between veterans Mark Hunt (13-12-1 MMA) and Aleksei Oleinik (56-11-1 MMA) headlined tonight’s UFC Fight Night 136 event in Moscow. Mark Hunt was last seen in action at February’s UFC 221 event in Perth, Australia where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to streaking division contender Curtis Blaydes.
UFC Fight Night 136: "Hunt vs. Oleinik" Live Results
Chris Taylor - September 15, 2018
The octagon invades Russia for the very first time today for the promotions UFC Fight Night 136 event. The fight card is airing exclusively on UFC Fight Pass and features an eight-bout preliminary card that started at 10:30am EST.
Fabricio Werdum says he's going to KO Mark Hunt next time he sees him, Hunt responds in classic fashion
Thomas Taylor - September 15, 2018
VIDEO | Mark Hunt reacts to Fabricio Werdum's USADA suspension
Drake Riggs - September 13, 2018
Here's @markhunt1974 not mincing words while discussing @FabricioWerdum's two-year USADA suspension: 🤬 😊🖕 🤬 😊🖕 🤬 😊🖕 Full story from #UFCMoscow here 👉 https://t.co/XWn1bg0uBz pic.twitter.com/ffEAJI1e7m
Mark Hunt talks 'little c***' Brock Lesnar, possible retirement at UFC Adelaide
Drake Riggs - September 11, 2018
When it comes to Brock Lesnar and people that have been busted for cheating, the ‘Super Samoan’ Mark Hunt is never shy about sharing how he feels. Hunt and Lesnar fought at UFC 200 in July 2016. The initial result was that of a unanimous decision victory for the former heavyweight champion Lesnar. Shortly after, Lesnar had been notified that he had failed a drug test for Performance Enhancing Drugs thus turning his win into a no contest.
Mark Hunt vs. Alexey Oleynik announced as UFC Moscow main event
Tom Taylor - July 19, 2018
UFC Moscow officially has a main event. The September 15 card, which marks the UFC’s long-awaited debut in Russia, will be headlined by a heavyweight contender bout between legendary knockout artist Mark Hunt and submission savant Alexey Oleynik. This bout was first reported by MMA Team Dagestan many weeks ago, and has now been made official by the UFC.
Report | Mark Hunt expected to fill in vs Aleksei Oleinek as UFC Moscow headliner
Drake Riggs - May 24, 2018
UFC’s first visit to Russia quickly had it’s main event established…and then it was quickly taken away. One half of the initial headliner was former UFC heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum, who just days after the fight was made official, was notified of a USADA violation and is now unable to compete.
Why last night's UFC Orlando main event should make you appreciate Mark Hunt
Chris Taylor - February 25, 2018
Why last night’s UFC Orlando main event should make you appreciate Mark Hunt. Last night’s UFC on FOX 28 main event in Orlando produced arguably one of the most brutal finishes in the promotions history when perennial featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens knocked Josh Emmett out cold in the second-round.
Curtis Blaydes Compares Mark Hunt and Francis Ngannou's Punching Power
Tom Taylor - February 11, 2018
Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 221, rising heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes picked up the biggest win of his career thus far, wrestling Mark Hunt to an impressive unanimous decision triumph. While Blaydes got the win he was chasing, he did have to weather some adversity in this fight, as Hunt very nearly put him down with punches in the first frame. Luckily, though, his chin held strong, and he was able to survive this scare.
UFC 221 Results: Curtis Blaydes defeats Mark Hunt
Chris Taylor - February 10, 2018
UFC 221 Results: Curtis Blaydes defeats Mark Hunt A key heavyweight scrap between surging division contender Curtis Blaydes and former interim title challenger Mark Hunt served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 221 event in Perth.
VIDEO | Mark Hunt Goes Off on the Possibility of Brock Lesnar Returning to the UFC
Justin Golightly - February 8, 2018
Mark Hunt is making his return to the Octagon after going through a series of tests to make sure it was safe for him to be fighting, but Hunt thinks this is all just hypocritical based on his former opponents and what Dana White has just said about Brock Lesnar. Last night, White seemed all about Lesnar returning to the UFC and as you can imagine, that didn’t sit well with Super Samoan. “[Brock Lesnar] shouldn’t be fighting. He’s just a cheater. There should be a show for steroid users like him and you can’t tell me any different. He didn’t deserve to be there. He took the short cuts. It just goes to show [the UFC’s] credibility when they say a guy like Brock Lesnar is coming back. So, it’s all about money and you don’t really care about the fighters at all? Some of you said to me, “Oh Mark, you gotta go and do your tests because we’re worried about you.’ You’re lying? Yeah, I thought so.”
Curtis Blaydes Honored to Fight 'Charles Barkley' of MMA Mark Hunt
Justin Golightly - February 2, 2018
BREAKING | Mark Hunt Won't Be a UFC Fighter in 2019
Justin Golightly - January 25, 2018
The neverending pain of being a fight fan is watching all your favorite fighters fade and eventually walk away from the sport you love. Daniel Cormier has gone on record saying he only has three fights left before he hangs up his gloves due to his 40th birthday. Now MMA legend and PRIDE vet Mark Hunt is saying basically the exact same thing. After his fight at UFC 221, Hunt wants two more chances to walk-off KO opponents before he leaves the UFC. Not retire, but leave the UFC. “I’ve got this one in Perth [at UFC 221 against Curtis Blaydes], then hopefully I can push out two more before the end of the year and my contract will be up. I’d like to fight another three times globally and then probably hang them up. I’ve already been offered three boxing fights. I’m still chasing the UFC dream. I want to be the best mixed martial artist in the world. Maybe I will chase a boxing title after that. Conor [McGregor] fought [Floyd Mayweather] the best boxer in the world, so who knows?”
Mark Hunt is Finally Saying 'That's It' to the UFC
Justin Golightly - December 21, 2017
The Super Samoan has been in the UFC for eight years. That’s nearly a whole career right there, but we’re talking about a combat sports life that dates all the way back to 1998. You name a place and Mark Hunt has probably punched someone there. Chances are, it was also a walk-off knockout. After all this time and his love/hate relationship with the organization, Hunt is finally going to part ways with the UFC after he fights out his contract. “We’ll get that number nine [Curtis Blaydes] and put him away, so hopefully the UFC can give me someone higher instead of giving me someone beneath me. So, it is what it is. I just gotta keep ticking the boxes and just moving ahead with the career. Three fights left, this will be one of them, I got two left and then see you later. For the UFC, yeah. That will be the end of my career in the UFC [after I fight out of my contract]. I have two fights left and that’s it. You probably know the path I’ve had with the UFC, but you know, it’s business.”