“I lost the fight because I lost the fight. It felt like he changed gears in the second round and I couldn't keep up. I just couldn't change gears with him. So I was still in first gear and I sat in first gear trying to catch up, trying to play catch up footy but I just couldn't do it so I fell behind and got chopped up.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt (9-8) has been out of action since a knockout loss to Junior dos Santos in May. However, his time on the shelf wasn’t necessarily due to any damage Dos Santos delivered in their tilt, but rather based on a nasty infection and series of surgeries aimed at getting the heavy-handed Kiwi back to basic health. Now fully recovered, Hunt is ready to take to the Octagon again, facing Antonio Silva this evening at UFC Fight Night 33. “The Super Samoan” recently sat down with UFC.com and gave his take on how grueling the process was to return to form after his medical issues, what it’s like to tussle with an opponent he’s trained with before, if he’s considered hanging up his gloves for good, and more.
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