Mark Hunt is fighting Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas.
Australia-based “Modern Day Gladiator” out of New Zealand, Mark Hunt returns to the octagon. His latest bout was last July when he faced off Brock Lesnar. The decision win that went in a favor of the professional wrestler was later overturned into a no-contest. The lawsuit followed the doping scandal. The latter indeed made “The Super Samoan” furious at the UFC.
Nevertheless, K-1 kickboxing veteran, Hunt is facing off his long time vis-a-vis, English-Dutch Alistair Overeem. The pair squares off this Saturday [Sunday, March 5 in Australia] in the first bout of the main card at UFC 209. Overeem is the winner of their 2008 encounter in Osaka.
Despite the legal case between Mark Hunt and the UFC, famed fighter, who is currently ranked No.8, looks towards the top of its heavyweight division.
This morning the promotion posted the “UFC 209 On The Fly” video on Facebook. The clip dedicated to Mark Hunt shows him in the world’s party capital.
In the first part Hunt enjoys himself playing a fighting video game with his friends. Winning, he describes it as the “DTR” – distance, time and reaction.
The footage then brings him to the T-Mobile Arena where tonight’s event takes its place. Hunt signs the posters as well as jumps on the scales showing 277,5 pounds.
Talking behind the screen he says that the travel was a long trip but they got there good. “I feel really relaxed,” he says.
The next, Hunt is meeting and taking selfies with other fighters. This includes the 24-fight undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov and a current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who headlines the UFC 209 event going up against Stephen Thompson.
In the final episode Mark Hunt stands in the center of the arena. He has his hands raised up.
“I’ve started from the bottom. Made my way here. I am on the top here,” he says.
“Now I’m just going to get a few wins and get this world title. The UFC world title, and then move on.”
In addition, earlier today the knockout artist has posted a photo with Georges St-Pierre on his profile on Instagram. “The big dog is back GSP vs the count going to epic,” Hunt captioned. Last month MMA great out of Canada was announced to make a return. On Friday it was revealed that he is fighting Michael Bisping for the middleweight title. The date of the event remains to be set.