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UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt undergoes surgery for infected hematoma in left leg

Mark Hunt revealed on his Twitter account over the weekend that he has an infected hematoma in his left leg and will require multiple surgeries.

Photo via @markhunt1974 on Twitter

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Mark Hunt is a self-described "walking infection" following his knockout loss to Junior dos Santos at UFC 160, and is in need of multiple surgeries to fix the lingering issues.

On top of the gruesome broken toe Hunt suffered in the first round of his slugfest with "Cigano," the 39-year-old has been dealing with an infected hematoma in his left leg.

Hunt has already undergone one surgery to help clear the infection and according to a message posted on his official Twitter account, will need at least one or two more to avoid any further complications.

"Well troops jus so u guys know I'm in hospital again jus finished surgery and need a couple more surgeries," Hunt wrote. "It is my left leg right leg is fractured big toe lol and left left is infected bruise lol I'm a walking infection lol."

"The Super Samoan" did not reveal exactly how the hematoma in his leg got infected, but regardless of the surgeries still appears to be in high spirits.

Hunt's fairytale resurgence up the heavyweight ranks was brought to an abrupt halt at UFC 160 when dos Santos nailed the former K-1 kickboxing with a spinning back kick to the head in the third round that led to the end of the fight.

Going into the event, Hunt was riding a four-fight win-streak and was on the verge of a title shot. Unfortunately, the fight with dos Santos didn't go his way, but that didn't change the fact Hunt is still one of the most beloved fighters on the UFC roster.

Be sure to stay tuned to for further updates on Hunt's health.

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