We are used to seeing highlight reel Mark Hunt KO finishes, but can he do it against “Vai Cavalo”?
UFC heavyweight KO artist Mark Hunt finds himself in a great position at UFC 180; an interim title fight with Fabricio Werdum, in the absence of Cain Velasquez, is what awaits the “Super Samoan” in Mexico. In what has become another chapter in the Cinderella story that is Hunt’s UFC career, can he shock the world again?
In a recent interview with our good friends Submission Radio, the Pride FC fan favorite says that Werdum’s submission game really doesn’t worry him:
“Well everyone’s a world class ground fighter until they get a punch to the face. So that’s how I deal with all these ground fighters like everyone else. I hit ’em in the head and there goes your F**king black belt. I know his game will be to push the pace to try and get me tried, to try and shoot the take down so I’m on the ground, you know what I mean? It’s the same thing. If he tries to stand and bang, well then good for me. If he doesn’t, then he’s gotta work his game plan. So I feel I’ve got an advantage on all angles, so you know it’s nothing new to me.”
With the amount of raw power that Hunt possesses, you could argue that it’d be foolish for any heavyweight to stand and trade with him. Really, the only UFC fighter that has succeeded is the extremely durable Junior Dos Santos, and even he got rocked a few times. After seeing “Super Samoan” finish Roy Nelson in Japan, it seems that anyone is at real risk of becoming a Mark Hunt KO victim.
“First round walk away knock out. Tune in folks to (UFC) Mexico city 180 in a couple weeks time, and I’ll be singing that song like Craig David *proceeds to sing* III’m walking awaaay.”
Great sense of humour from Hunt, but you know it’s all business in the octagon. How do you see the UFC 180 main event transpiring? Will Mark Hunt KO another heavyweight contender, or will Fabricio Werdum tap the “Super Samoan” in Mexico?