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Default Mark Hunt arrested in New Zealand, visa denied for flight to Las Vegas



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Uh oh.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight slugger Mark Hunt can earn himself a title shot if he's able to put away Junior dos Santos in the co main event of UFC 160, which takes place on May 25, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

But first he's got to get there.
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Well thanks to a idiot friend of mine I did get arrested. Denied again at airport I'm never helping anymore dikhead mates. This is wat happens wen u have friends that are dikheads the last fukn time I help these mother fkn trouble makers.
He's still tweeting (see his timeline here), so that's a good sign.
With fight night just over two weeks away, Hunt says he was arrested in New Zealand thanks to some "dickhead" friends he was apparently trying to help. In addition, his visa was denied for his outbound flight to "Sin City," which means he's currently stranded overseas.

For now.

Dos Santos just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to the Memorial Day Weekend. "Cigano" was supposed to fight Alistair Overeem at last year's show, but "Demolition Man" was popped for elevated testosterone and benched for nine months.

They tried to do it again this year and "The Reem" got hurt.

Now he's waiting patiently, or perhaps impatiently, as Hunt tries to get his affairs in order and get his prodigious girth over the the U.S. of A., no thanks to his so-called mates.

Say a little prayer, fight fans.
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Update from MMAFighting.com:

Old legal issue delays Mark Hunt's UFC 160 travel plans; heavyweight believes Junior dos Santos fight will happen



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Mark Hunt is taking the road less traveled to Las Vegas.

Hunt, who is scheduled to fight Junior dos Santos on May 25, has been stopped twice at the airport as he was attempting to board a flight from New Zealand to Las Vegas, where the fight will take place.

He told MMAFighting.com on Thursday that a 2002 arrest in the United States has proven to be a road block to Vegas.

"Just a stupid incident which happened in 2002," he told MMAFighting.com. "It wasn't even my fault, but as usual, I get canned for it. I should be fine by today. UFC is on it."

Here's how Hunt described the situation:

"A friend of mine punched another friend outside a club. Another guy said to me that they needed help. I went out to see what had happened. I see that these two losers were pissed [drunk]. I try to go back in the club and an undercover cop said I wasn't allowed. I said, Can I just go back in to get my girl? He says, no. I ask him again, he says, I'll tell you one more time you're under arrest. Guess what? I ask again, he flicks his baton; I get upset.

"So, he has his baton in his left hand, and I walk up to him. He maces me with his right hand, and they jump me. I wasn't even drunk. I spent New Year's in jail for public intoxication, and I wasn't even drunk."

Hunt, who has fought three times in the United States since 2002, noted that it was this issue that stopped him from fighting Butterbean at PRIDE 32 in Las Vegas in 2006, not a previously reported injury.

Still, despite his travel headaches, Hunt is confident he'll be able to fly out to Las Vegas Thursday evening.

"The fight is not in jeopardy at all from my end. Unless some evil power is at work, I should be out tonight."
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I was reading about the 2002 "event" that lead to his arrest, it's pretty murky. I don't think we're getting the whole story on the Vegas arrest.

But thanks for posting the picture so I could enjoy it while eating breakfast!


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nice ... can't get a visa because of a prior arrest ... just call your boss, have them explain you are fighting in a ufc fight and all should be ok .... sweet ....
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I was reading about the 2002 "event" that lead to his arrest, it's pretty murky. I don't think we're getting the whole story on the Vegas arrest.

But thanks for posting the picture so I could enjoy it while eating breakfast!


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My favorite bit is that you can see the boogers in Stefan's nose!!
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My favorite bit is that you can see the boogers in Stefan's nose!!
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My favorite bit is that you can see the boogers in Stefan's nose!!
Thanks. I was so focused on the airborne bloodstream I missed that.

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Thanks. I was so focused on the airborne bloodstream I missed that.

I'm here to help!!
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