Fight fans will able to see hard-hitting Mark Hunt compete once again in the Octagon.
If you recall, back in October, Hunt was set to take on Marcin Tybura in the heavyweight main event of UFC Sydney (UFC Fight Night 121), which was slated to take place on Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.
However, the promotion announced that “The Super Samoan” has been removed from that booking due to “medical concerns” and he was replaced by former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum.
The promotion was claiming at the time to be looking out for the best interest of the former title contender.
The Daily Telegraph first reported earlier this week that Hunt had been medically cleared.
“After a full medical analysis at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, UFC confirms that heavyweight athlete Mark Hunt has been cleared to compete,” a statement provided exclusively to MMAFighting.com read.
After the promotion pulled him from this fight, the UFC asked Hunt to undergo extensive brain testing in Las Vegas to find out if he was still fit to fight at 43 years old, and it was determined earlier this week that he was.
“Yeah, was nothing wrong with me,” Hunt told MMAFighting.com when asked about the results.
It should be noted that Hunt is currently in the midst of a lawsuit against the UFC, UFC president Dana White, and Brock Lesnar. The reason for this lawsuit is due to his belief that the UFC circumvented drug testing rules to allow Lesnar to fight him at UFC 200. As seen at the event, Lesnar defeated Hunt by unanimous decision.
However, the former UFC heavyweight champion was later flagged for two separate USADA violations, and the result was turned into a no contest.