Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight slugger, Mark Hunt, could make his way back to mixed martial arts (MMA) at the upcoming UFC 221 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Perth, Australia, now that physicians have cleared the “Super Samoan” for return.
And the former K-1 kickboxing champion already has a familiar foe in mind.
“Hopefully I get a fight in Perth – we’re waiting for Werdum to say yes, but he’s such a little chicken rat,” Hunt told Sporting News. “He knows he’ll get knocked out. He got me in Mexico, but I sure as hell doubt it’ll go the same way the next time we fight. Three and a half weeks’ notice and 21 kilograms later … I was schooling that punk-ass too. He got lucky with that knee.”
Hunt was benched earlier this year after complaining about symptoms of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). After throwing a fit a refusing to play ball, the “Super Samoan” finally relented and got his brain scanned in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Now it’s time to find an opponent for the 43-year old power puncher, who was last seen planishing Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 110. Werdum — who stopped Hunt at UFC 180 in late 2014 — awaits a new opponent after winning two straight.
It certainly won’t be one of these two guys ... yet.