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 Roy Nelson at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Japan, as he told MMAFighting.com in a recent interview:
“It’s good for me to be doing what I’m doing at my age,” he said. “I love doing what I’m doing. But when I’m finished, I’m not going to come back. I won’t need the money. The only reason I’m still fighting is because I believe I’m still the best fighter in the world. I want to beat Roy on Saturday night, and then I want to fight a top-five guy. Then I want to challenge for the title once, whoever that may be against. That’s all I’m interested in. I want one chance for that title shot.”
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