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