"My mind is there, it's focused, it's strong. These guys won't be able to touch me. It's all or nothing for this fight right here, so, it means everything to me. I got a lot of fire, it's here, it has come back to me with fighting, you know? If I can make myself a better machine at fighting, then there is no way these people can win. There is no way. That's the best feeling in the world, walking out there, you know? All these people watching you, ready to fight. It's good to be back fighting in Japan. I have a lot of good memories in Japan. I've been there probably about 60 times throughout my fighting career. I see these people say, you know, that I wasn't good enough to be here. I'm one of the best fighters on this planet! It's about making my way to the title, taking that title. That's what this is about. We fight here, we ain't playing, this ain't a game. For example, in Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi used to say, ‘There is a karate do and a karate don't, not a karate maybe.' It's the same thing with fighting. When the bell kicks off from the ring, I'm going to go over there and bring the pain to this person."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will feature a heavyweight showdown pitting Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve at this weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 8 event, which emanates from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on March 2, 2013. Hunt (8-7), a hard-hitting former K-1 kickboxing champion with an cast-iron chin, recently snapped an ugly six-fight losing streak en route to winning three in a row, including a blistering technical knockout win over Cheick Kongo in the first round of their bout at UFC 144 last year in "The Land of the Rising Sun." Now he's back in his home away from home and from the sound of it, ready to make one last run at greatness. Can the submission-prone "Super Samoan" raze the "Skyscraper" and become a contender at 265 pounds?