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Thursday, Jun 08, 2017

UFC FN 110: Mark Hunt Weighs-In on Derrick Lewis, Retirement Talk

Mark Hunt (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Although Mark Hunt recently turned 43 year’s old,  it doesn’t sound like the storied fighter is thinking about retiring, anytime soon.

The feared striker will take on Derrick Lewis this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 110, which will take place in Auckland, New Zealand. Hunt appeared on the latest “UFC Tonight”, and when asked if he continues to field questions about retiring, the heavyweight said this (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):

“They always ask. I’ve still got an opportunity here with the UFC. I’ve got three fights left. I’ll quit when I’m ready. I’ll quit on my terms, when this body and this mind has had enough.”

In Lewis, Hunt will face a fighter who has won six in a row, and could secure a title shot if he wins Saturday’s headliner. When asked if there’s anything that concerns him about Lewis, Hunt offered this response:

“Not really. This is the best in the world. This is the heavyweight division. These are the big boys and they throw a lot of heat. Nothing I’ve never seen before. I’ve fought the best in the world.”

Hunt is coming off a knockout loss to Alistair Overeem in March. The New Zealand fighter has gone 2-2, with 1 no contest, in his last 5 bouts.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:21 am
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