Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Mark Hunt took an insane amount of punishment in his technical knockout loss to Stipe Miocic in the UFC Fight Night 65 main event last Saturday night (May 9, 2015) in Adelaide, Australia.
And I think most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans would agree the fight could have -- and should have -- been stopped a lot sooner than the fifth round. One politician, former governor of Victoria Denis Napthine, is taking it one step further, calling the "Super Samoan's" thrashing an example of "thuggery and brutality."
Mark Hunt hit 361 times in w/end Cage Fight & Daniel Andrews wants to legalize this thuggery & brutality in Victoria. pic.twitter.com/R8EL8KGR1n— Denis Napthine (@denisvnapthine) May 11, 2015
I'm sure there are some stateside politicians who would agree.
UFC battled long and hard to get into Australia -- called the promotion's "best pound-for-pound market" -- and recently saw the Melbourne ban overturned (more on that here). That paved the way for the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) event in November.
But it doesn't sound like everyone plans to go willingly.