Hello, this is Chris and welcome to MMA Squared. Mark Hunt’s lawsuit alleging the UFC conspired to allow Brock Lesnar to fight while “juicy” at UFC 200 means this is likely the Super Samoan’s final octagon appearance.
Until then, let us appreciate his legacy: the walkoff knockout. It all started with his career resurgent KO of Chris Tuchscherer. A sly smile followed by a salute to the crowd set the standard for his casual theatrics.
The “Rally for Mark Hunt” grassroots movement was solidified just two fights later when Hunt broke the jaw of Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve and walked off before the big man’s feet even hit the ground.
In what is likely Hunt’s finest technical performance, he dramatically stopped Roy Nelson in Japan. Hunt outclassed Big Country on the feet for one and a half rounds before faceplanting the granite-chinned heavyweight with a single uppercut.
Against Frank Mir, Hunt achieved Walkoff KO perfection. At the three minute mark of round one he put a straight right to the side of Mir’s head, sending the veteran to the floor in a daze. Walking away Hunt shrugs, palms outstretched, with an expression that seems to ask “what more can I do?”
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