UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has the hunger back for fighting ahead of his clash with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday, Dec. 7 (airs Dec. 6 in the U.S.).
“I’ve got the hunger back for fighting and to be doing it at my age is pretty cool,” Hunt said. “It’s a real mental challenge and a roller coaster. I love it.”
The 39-year-old soon to be father of six talked about the ups and downs of fighting.
“You put yourself through so much pain, and mentally straining, everything,” he continued. “It’s hard to break the wall every day, and when you got little ones, they got no mercy and don’t care.”
Hunt is coming off a knockout loss to Junior dos Santos earlier in the year at UFC 160, which ended a four-fight winning streak for the “Super Samoan,” but he’s got his mind back on the job ahead of the fight with his former American Top Team teammate.
“I was trying to do the things I trained to do. There was just some little roadblock there. I don’t know what the roadblock was, but I just couldn’t get to that spot. I walked into (dos Santos’) left hook, that’s what got me. I learn mostly from my losses instead of my wins.
“In my mind Bigfoot is just another fighter, just another hurdle that I have to overcome. He’s like number four in the world, so he’s a great fighter.”
Check out the full interview with Mark Hunt below courtesy of Fuel TV.
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