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Brendan Schaub Wants to Fight Mark Hunt, Hunt Says Why Not

Posted on by Jeff Cain

18-Brendan-Schaub-7324-UFC-157-weigh-478x270UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub is looking for a fight and would like to face top ten-ranked Mark Hunt next.

Schaub’s manager, Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management, told UFC Tonight that his client wants a big fight in his next outing and would like to face Hunt in a main event or co-main event bout.  Schaub (10-3) last fought at UFC 165 on Sept. 21, 2013, where he defeated Matt Mitrione by first-round submission.

The 30-year-old Schaub made his way to the UFC via The Ultimate Fighter reality series.  He advanced to the finals of the tenth season, but was knocked out by Roy Nelson in the finale.  He’s currently riding a two-fight winning streak.

Hunt (9-8-1) is recovering from a broken hand suffered in his last fight against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC Fight Night 33 on Dec. 7. The two fought to a Majority Draw and earned Fight of the Night bonuses.  The New Zealander expects to return to action in the summer timeframe.

Hunt, who is ranked eighth in the heavyweight division, said that he feels a fight with Schaub would be a step backwards, but wasn’t opposed to the match-up.

“If he wants to go to sleep first, sure, why not,” Hunt told UFC Tonight.

Schaub is currently ranked fourteenth.

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  • # hunt another guy

    i like shaub but calling out hunt is not good for ur health!!!

    • deepgrim

      i think schaub is counting on been able to get the fight to the ground.

      • green giant

        Yea he obviously saw a supposed “weakness” in hunts game. I’m guessing he will do the same type of crap he did in that bjj match. Run away and avoid engaging the whole time,on the feet anyways.

    • terd ferguson

      Used to watch Hunt in K1 one day tournaments. Dude would drop his hands let his opponents hit him with 3-4 solid shots then knock em out. Dude’s legit.
      Oh and that block Weidman used to break Silvas’ leg. You would see dudes use that and snap legs in these tournaments.

  • Seth

    Schaub has a death wish…is that dude serious? X.x

  • Kenji

    I don’t see him knocking Hunt out no matter how times he punches him, he’s gonna have to take it to the ground.

  • DamianCross

    I don’t think Hunt has ever said the word “no” in his life.

  • T1000

    Good night Brendan…

  • some dude

    God I love Mark Hunt! Best attitude in MMA. Bring it!!!