Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight power puncher, Mark Hunt, is happy to be fighting in Perth, Australia, when he collides with Curtis Blaydes this weekend in the UFC 221 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event.
But he would have much rather been competing in Sydney, where his family could come to watch him perform live.
Unfortunately for the “Super Samoan,” promotion president Dana White ripped him from the UFC Fight Night 121 fight card last November, thanks to comments made about traumatic brain injuries, and that sent Hunt on a profanity-laced tirade (read it).
One he does not regret.
“No, I never regret airing my grievances,” Hunt said (via ESPN). “I like to speak the truth; if the guys didn’t hear then that’s fine, that’s just the way it is. I don’t regret nothing I say. I go out and speak the truth and that’s all I’m [going to] do. If it costs me, it costs me.”
The 43 year-old Hunt (13-11-1, 1 NC) is hoping to burn through his UFC contract so that he can return to Japan, a place he made a name for himself in both PRIDE FC and K-1 kickboxing. The “Super Samoan” will have two remaining bouts to fulfill after this weekend’s slugfest.
Plus one outstanding lawsuit.