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Mark Hunt hopes knocking out Stipe Miocic will earn him another UFC title shot

"I hope so man. I mean Stipe is number four, he's one of the best fighters on the planet you know. We don't muck around here, this is the top end and I'm looking forward to trying to get further than him. He's trying to put me out so he that can get further than me, so this our business. I mean apart from that I respect the man totally. What we do, I mean this is a hard business and I feel like I could get into that top end and get the number one challenge or the title shot. So this is what we're both gunning for. So we want that belt. All of us want that belt."

"I am one of the best fighters in the world you know. It doesn't matter how technical you are. You get hit once, it's lights out baby. But I respect Stipe like all my opponents. You know I only made that mistake one time and I got knocked out by Melvin Manhoef. I didn't respect him but you know you learn, you move on, and come may 10th we're going to be gunning for each other. So it's going to be great."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Mark Hunt seemed unbelievably close to becoming a UFC champ last November at the UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) prior to Fabricio Werdum landing a picturesque flying knee that took out the "Super Samoan" in the second round. The former K-1 champ told Submission Radio in a recent interview that he is itching to get the chance to fight for UFC gold once more, and he believes a victory over No. 4 ranked Stipe Miocic at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 65 mixed martial arts (MMA) event "Down Under" -- scheduled for the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, South Australia, on May 10 -- could be his golden ticket to a rematch with interim champ "Vai Cavalo," or even a fight against Cain Velasquez. As usual, you can expect Hunt to be going for his patented walk-off knockout, and Miocic himself added he would bring a pillow just in case he is going to sleep on fight night. Now how could you not be ecstatic for this upcoming heavyweight collision?

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