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Mark Hunt nearly 20 pounds over heavyweight limit with less than 24 hours until UFC Fight Night 52 weigh ins (Updated)

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Hannah Peters

***UPDATE: Hunt has made the heavyweight limit without incident. CLICK HERE for the full UFC Fight Night 52 weigh in results.

Just because you're in Japan, doesn't mean you can fight at Super Heavyweight.

Perhaps someone forgot to tell Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) headliner Mark Hunt, who is scheduled to fight Roy Nelson in the UFC Fight Night 52 main event this Saturday (Sept. 20, 2014) inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, live on Fight Pass.

With less than 24 hours before the official "Hunt vs. Nelson" weigh in event, the "Super Samoan" is super heavy, to the tune of 19 pounds over the 265-pound limit, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports, which also indicates that Hunt began his training camp at a staggering 340 pounds.

Even Tim Sylvia was like, "Damn, that's heavy."

Hunt is expected to spend the rest of the day in the sauna, but this is where it gets dicey. Everyone behind the scenes at UFC is likely on edge following a pair of weight-cutting fails at UFC 177, one of which torpedoed the headlining act. There is a chance the former K-1 champ could be ordered to stop losing weight as a health precaution.

Then it would be up to Roy Nelson to agree to a catchweight, or refuse the fight altogether.

Stay tuned.