Although booked to face Roy Nelson as the headliner for UFC: Japan next month, heavyweight slugger Mark Hunt sent out a cryptic tweet today suggesting that it may not happen. The PRIDE veteran didn't provide much details, but as he posted on both twitter and facebook, he's apparently now 'unemployed':
Well I'm unemployed that sucks— mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) August 5, 2014
Not my choice guys but going from being exited at the prospects of the future of fighting to being unemployed in a day lol this sucks— mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) August 5, 2014
Did Hunt get hacked, and was able to post on both social media accounts? Did he do something that forced the UFC to release him from his contract, even with a fight booked next month? Not much details were made available at the moment, but the speculation is likely to spread like wildfire until that happens.
Update: Dana White just said Hunt hasn't been released, so there's that:
@J_R_H_P_97 Hell NO Mark Hunt isn't cut— Dana White (@danawhite) August 5, 2014
Hunt is coming off a draw in an epic clash against Antonio Silva, where the latter also failed a post-fight drug test.