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Mark Hunt Makes Big Changes Going Into UFC 193

Mark Hunt (10-10-1) is known to have some bad conditioning when it comes to fighting. It cost him his last fight against Stipe Miocic at UFC Fight Night 65. Now, he’s made some adjustments and come Saturday night at UFC 193; things will be different.

“I had to lose like 10 kilograms the day of the weigh-ins, so that wasn’t good. It’s not good for anybody. I’m not doing that again. It’s not happening again.”

“I had a good nutritionist [this camp] – thanks very much for that, and I’m just ready to go – no weight cut this time,” Hunt said. “I’m ready to go five, 10 rounds, whatever you need. I’m ready. The Miocic fight doesn’t sit well with me. It still doesn’t. That’s why I’m here, ready.”

Hunt is currently on a two-fight losing streak and is 1-3-1 in his last five bouts. He lost to Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160 by third-round KO, his fight with Antonio Silva at UFC Fight Night 33 went to a majority draw, but his fortunes would change with a second-round KO win over Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 52. He would lose his next two bouts to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 by second-round TKO and then to Stipe Miocic at UFC Fight Night 65 by fifth-round TKO.

“Every time somebody mentions that fight to me, it just brings up why it was marred,” Hunt said. “It’s going to be a fight. I don’t know how it’s going to go. I’m looking to go knock him out, but we’ll see how it goes. Every fight is different.”

Hunt takes on Antonio Silva (19-7-1) in a heavyweight showdown at UFC 193.

“Mentally, I could fight forever. I feel I’m the best fighter on the planet. My mind says I can fight forever, but physically, I won’t be able to do it. I love fighting. It’s just harder – you got a lot of young, up-and-coming heavyweights from Australia and New Zealand. They’re bloody damn good, man. It’s hard to keep up with them.”

Hunt is one of those guys who is a fan favorite. He seems to be a really nice guy, but a very exciting fighter that puts fight fans on their feet when he’s knocking his opponents down to the floor. It’s simple, when you knockout folks out. Fans will like you. It’s that simple. Hunt has shown fatigue once his fights go past the first round, which is something that in the past that has cost him fights. Thus the reason he knocks out people in the first, so that does not happen to him. If this fight goes past the first round or even if it goes the distance (three rounds), it will be interesting to see if those changes help in him be better and not winded during the fight.

UFC 193 will be held on November 14, 2015 (in the U.S) from Melbourne, Australia at Etihad Stadium.

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Andy Ravens

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