FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently learned of two additional heavyweights with the potential to make an impact in the UFC, as a bout between K-1 and PRIDE veteran Mark Hunt and the undefeated Sean McCorkle looks to be brewing for UFC 119.
5 Oz was recently informed of the UFC’s discussions with both athletes along with the likely match-up of Hunt vs. McCorkle through sources close to the promotion.
One of the most decorated kickboxers of our time, Hunt captured multiple K-1 titles before making the transition to MMA in 2004 where he suffered a first round armbar submission at the hands of Hidehiko Yoshida before stringing together five consecutive victories that included names like Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Wanderlei Silva. Surprisingly, Hunt is currently on a five-fight losing streak, suffering defeats at the hands of highly regarded fighters such as Josh Barnett, Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem, Melvin Manhoef and Gegard Mousasi.
Sporting an unblemished record of 7-0, McCorkle has finished 6 of the 7 victims that have fallen before him during the five years he has spent as a professional. The heavy handed knockout artist took a three year break from the sport in 2007 but returned with a vengeance in 2010, racking up consecutive TKO’s in the span of just two months.
UFC 119 is looking likely to take place on September 25 from the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.