Mark Hunt will stand toe-to-toe with Stipe Miocic this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 65 in Adelaide, Australia. Saturday's main event will mark the New Zealander's return to the Octagon since his devastating loss to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180. Hunt battled with the Brazilian in New Mexico for the interim heavyweight title, which saw Werdum land a stunning acrobatic knee to the hardened jaw of Hunt to claim a TKO victory.
The former K-1 champ is looking to avenge his loss to Werdum after taking care of business on Saturday night. Hunt apparently told MMAKanvas that Fabricio was "getting his a** handed to him" prior to the flying knee which sent the Super Samoan tumbling to the canvas. The 41-year-old combat sports veteran feels he'd beat the Brazilian in a rematch:
"I've never lost a rematch, ever. Even in kickboxing, I've always won the rematch, and I'm not gonna lose another one to him, that's for sure," Hunt told the Australian MMA outlet.
"I'm leaning towards Cain Velasquez. Fabricio is a great fighter, one of the best in the world, so who knows? It's mixed marital arts and anything can happen, but I am picking Cain."
UFC 188 will feature a title unification bout between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum on June 13 in Mexico City. Cain Velasquez has been absent from the MMA sphere for almost two years and will look to deflect any criticism with a commanding victory over the interim champion this summer.
Mark Hunt saw a career resurgence after succumbing to Sean McCorkle's armbar submission in 2010. The reinvigorated heavyweight went on to conquer Chris Tuchscherer, Ben Rothwell, Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve before falling short to former champion Junior Dos Santos in a thrilling contest at UFC 160 in 2013. The hardened veteran has earned his divisional stake as a top contender despite retirement calls in 2010.
The 260+ lb. heavyweight will look to topple Stipe Miocic at UFC Fight Night 65 this Saturday.
For Mark Hunt's full interview, click here.