UFC 221: Mark Hunt Confirms he Plans to “Move on” After UFC Deal Ends
By FCF Staff
Mark Hunt has had a tumultuous with the UFC the last couple of years, and recently the heavyweight confirmed he doesn’t intend to resign with the promotion, when his current deal is complete.
Not only has Hunt been at odds with the UFC, since Brock Lesnar tested positive for banned substances after their 2016 bout, the feared striker has an corresponding lawsuit with the company. More recently, Hunt was pulled from a scheduled fight with Marcin Tybura last month, after he made comments in an interview, which raised questions about his neurological health. Hunt insisted he was okay to compete, and argued the UFC pulled him from the bout as as a result of his issues with the promotion.
Since then, Hunt has been cleared by doctors to compete and he’s been booked to fight Curtis Blaydes on February 11th at UFC 221. During a recent appearance on Submission Radio, Hunt relayed that after his bout with Blaydes, he will have two more fights left on his current deal. In addition, the 43 year-old star said this (quote via Bloody Elbow):
“…I just gotta keep ticking the boxes and just moving ahead with the career. Three fights left, this will be one of them, I got two left and then see you later.”
“Well, for the UFC, yeah,” Hunt added. “That will be the end of my career in the UFC. I have two fights left and that’s it. You probably know the path I’ve had with the UFC, but you know, it’s business. I haven’t done nothing wrong, I just don’t like to be treated like s–t – even if I’m an employee or whatever and I speak my mind about it and, you know, I’ll go from there. So like I said, three fights left and I’ll move on.”
Hunt’s last fight took place this past June, and he stopped Derrick Lewis in round four.