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Old 07-09-2010, 02:04 AM
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Mark Hunt could be fun to watch in the UFC!!

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Former K-1 and PRIDE heavyweight Mark Hunt (5-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was about to hop on a plane when he spoke today to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). And when asked to explain his sudden move into the UFC's octagon, he had one thing to say.

"Why not?"

The 36-year-old fighter confirmed a four-fight deal with the UFC and a Sept. 25 UFC 119 meeting with Midwest standout Sean McCorkle (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

FiveOuncesofPain.com first reported the Hunt vs. McCorkle fight, which takes place in Indianapolis.

Hunt, who hails from South Auckland, New Zealand, has not fought since May 2009, when former Strikeforce and DREAM champion Gegard Mousasi submitted him in the first round of DREAM's open-weight "Super Hulk" tournament. It was his fifth consecutive loss in MMA.

Despite his recent rough road, Hunt's earlier performances bring nostalgia to hardcore fans who witnessed his tremendous upset victories over Wanderlei Silva and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic in PRIDE's heyday.

The heavyweight also gave fans a jolt at PRIDE Shockwave 2006 when he threatened the once-invincible Fedor Emelianenko with an Americana arm lock before falling prey to the submission hold's cousin, a kimura.

As a kickboxer, Hunt has amassed a 30-13 record and holds notable K-1 victories over Stefan Leko and Jerome Le Banner.

McCorkle, an Indianapolis resident, also makes his UFC debut at UFC 119, which takes place at the 18,000-seat Conseco Fieldhouse. Thus far, he has fought as a super heavyweight with four of his seven victories coming by way of first-round stoppage.

Most recently, McCorkle stopped veteran journeyman Johnathan Ivey by second-round TKO for the Indianapolis-based Legends of Fighting promotion.

Hunt vs. McCorkle will be part of UFC 119's un-aired preliminary card.


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Old 07-09-2010, 02:56 AM
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Hm....let's see what he can do. He's got wins over top people and losses via top people.
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:07 AM
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I would love to see him bang with some of the guys like big country, or Cain
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:59 AM
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Mark's brother, Mike, should fight in the UFC.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:23 PM
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Mark's brother, Mike, should fight in the UFC.
Har har har.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:47 PM
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This is funny.

Dana is talking about James Toney being a freakshow, and Fedor is a fraud, but he brings in MARK HUNT?

Hunt hasn't been a K-1 threat since the early 2000's, and he hasn't won an MMA fight in over 5 years. Also, he got tooled by Fedor, the guy who supposedly never beat anybody. With that being said, good for Mark Hunt. He has always been an interesting and fun fighter to watch who is always game, so it's good to see him getting a chance to fight.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:46 PM
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:24 PM
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I wouldn'y mind seeing a rematch with Mirko. Hunt's problem is discipline. he was always a talent win a great chin, but man when he came in out of shape it was embarrassing.
Interesting about UFC owing him fights. that explains a few other guys coming over.
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