Mark Hunt – The Super Samoan
Mark Hunt is confident to be cleared by doctors in the US and looks forward to return to the Octagon in the near future, The Daily Telegraph reports on Friday. “The Super Samoan” was expected to headline UFC Fight Night 121 last weekend in Sydney, but was pulled from the event by the promotion due to “medical concerns”.
Such decision was reportedly made after Hunt’s blog post in Players Voice, titled as “If I die fighting, that’s fine”, where several health issues were outlined. After that, K-1 Kickboxing legend stated several times that he was cleared by doctors in Australia. However, UFC President Dana White declared that he had never been cleared.
Mark Hunt is currently in Las Vegas where he attends the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The results are due back within the fortnight. In addition Hunt reportedly told his friends that he is confident of being cleared by doctors, as well as to be fighting early next year, most likely at UFC 221 in Perth.
UFC 221 takes place at Perth Arena on Sunday February 11. The middleweight championship unification between the reigning champion Canadian Georges St-Pierre and the interim title holder Robert Whittaker, New Zealand-born, residing in Australia, is in hopes to headline the event.