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Mark Hunt Sees UFC Fight Night 33 Main Event Role as a Great Honor

Posted on by Andrew Potter

Mark Hunt Pride NYE 2005 Mark Hunt will get his first chance to headline a UFC card when he faces Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia, on Dec. 7 (Dec. 6 in the U.S.).

Despite the initial apprehension for the two former training partners to accept the fight, Hunt describes the opportunity as a great honor, although he was hoping he didn’t have to fight Bigfoot unless it was for a world title.

“Its an opportunity. He’s a Top 4 fighter. I don’t even think I’m in the Top 10 at all,” Hunt said. “You both want to be the best fighter on the planet and it’s another step forward for me.”

Following his loss to Junior dos Santos at UFC 160, Hunt suffered a setback and was in and out of hospital after suffering from an infected haematoma. He is now fully healed and eager to get back to the grind of training.

“It was actually just a bruise, a haematoma after the fight,” he continued. “I got really sick, but it’s healed now. I gotta get back to some hard work, but I’m looking forward to it.”

“It feels great, to be headlining a UFC card is a honor for me. It’s a combination of all my hard work over the years. It’s the fastest growing sport in the world and the biggest company in the world for mixed martial arts.”

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  • Cereal Killer

    I’m the opposite of a Bigfoot fan, but I think he takes this.

  • DamianCross

    Australia’s about to be plowed into the ocean by tremors and tectonic shifts. Thanks alot Dana, you idiot.

  • jimmy777

    I think Bigfoot will win. Hunt vs Big Country would be a great fight

  • Milosc

    It’s amazing to fight so soon after that horrific staph infection [or whatever it was] he had all up his leg

  • POLYTZ STREETWEAR

    Too much Mark! we will be
    there supporting you and Jamie Te Huna and hopefully Dylan Andrews aswell!
    Kia Kaha Bro!!
    POLYTZ URBAN STREET WEAR!

  • Cptmats

    Big Foot got destroyed by Cain, Hunt fought a solid fight against JDS. When JDS KO’s Cain again it will be clear why Hunt is the smart pick in this fight.
    WAR HUNT !

    • Karen Meade

      Not so sure about JDS vs. Cain, but I certainly agree with you about Hunt. Hunt was solid against JDS even though he had to fight on a broken big toe. Ever since Cormier dropped Bighead like a sack of potatoes back in SF, his jaw has seemed kinda suspect. Cain mauled him twice.

      Bighead’s two ‘big’ wins have been against an ‘up and coming’ fighter (Brown) with a torn hamstring, and Alistair, who IMO isn’t nearly the same threat without steroids. I think Hunt will break his jaw and end all the momentum Silva’s wins got him. Second Hunt lands something clean, dude will faceplant.

      • james j

        Great post, and I agree with everything you said. I really think Hunt is a beast, and with some more seasoning he is going to be force to deal with.

      • Christopher Flores

        I agree entirely.