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UFC’s Mark Hunt Promises to KO Big Foot in Rematch


Fan favorite as well heavy headed and handed UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt (10-10-1) was recently interviewed by Submission Radio in regards to his upcoming rematch to Antonio “Big Foot” Silva (19-7-1) at UFC 193. Hunt and Silva battled out in what many considered the most entertaining UFC Heavyweight fight ever UFC Fight Night 33 and many look forward to their second encounter:

“I haven’t been chasing [the rematch]. I get told the fights that I’m gonna fight and that’s it. So I mean, it’s a rematch. I mean I’ve never lost a rematch and it’s one of those… it’s gonna be an exciting fight, so I’m looking forward to it.”

Hunt was asked about how he felt with Silva tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone, due to improperly following then legal Testosterone Replacement Therapy guidelines.

“Well I was disappointed,” he said. “But you know, I think everyone’s gonna try and get ahead somehow. I for one ain’t cheating or anything like that, but it is what it is. It’s the past and you just move on.”

“Well I don’t think that’s an accident. I think, you know, trying to get the advantage is always the case in this sport. Look at some of the top biking…that bike riding guy [Lance Armstrong]. He lied for years about taking steroids. But everyone’s different. The way I see it, everyone is trying to get ahead somehow, so yeah it’s just the way it is. But yeah, I mean like I said, move on. The past is [the] past.”

“I can’t control on what they can do. You know, I can only control what I do. So what happens when they get caught for cheating or whatever it is, then it mars their career and their life, their fighting existence, whatever they have done – like I said before in some other interviews, whatever they have done has been questioned. So if you’ve been taking steroids and cheating, you know, whether you’ve been a world champion or not, or who knows if you were cheating while you became the world champion? So it just questions everything you’ve done actually. So why would you want to risk that?”

“It takes  a lot to break me, but I broke my hand on his head. So I don’t know. I mean I don’t know what kind of advantages it gives you. I have no idea. I’m not a doctor.”

“It’s a three-round fight I think this one, and I don’t think it’s going to go three rounds at all. And I already I started my pre-training way before, to help with Soa’s camp, and I’m just back home now. So I’m gonna be getting into my training and starting my camp in the next couple of weeks, three weeks. So I’ll be in tip-top shape, and I won’t make the mistake I did last time. I was up having to cut weight. So I’ll be fine.”

“It will end pretty quickly, I say.”

“It’s a bit of redemption (for teammate Soa Palelei’s loss to Silva). It’s time to [get a] bit of revenge actually. But it will be good though. I mean I was disappointed that Soa lost that fight, and he had that one….he had the first round, you know. I was just disappointed. Anyway, but it will be good to get some revenge.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.