Ex-UFC Bruiser Mark Hunt Wants Bare Knuckle Fight, Says He’s Been Ghosted By Promotions

Hunt wants to fight under bare knuckle rules.

Image of Mark Hunt via Instagram
Image of Mark Hunt via Instagram

Combat sports legend Mark Hunt is determined to make waves in the fight world again, but he can’t seem to close the deal with other promotions.

Hunt has had two boxing matches since his last MMA bout back in 2018. He dropped a decision against Paul Gallen, but was able to rebound with a fourth-round TKO against Sonny Bill Williams in November 2022. While Hunt is looking for big money for his next outing, some are now wondering if the demand is still there for the 49-year-old.

Mark Hunt Being Shunned By Promotions?

During an appearance on “The MMA Hour,” Mark Hunt told Ariel Helwani that he’s eyeing lucrative bare knuckle fights.

“I’m kind of doing some bare knuckle,” Hunt said. “I’ve been talking to the company before a while ago, but we just didn’t lock down a deal. I had a little message with the champ Mick Terrill, so maybe we could throw hands together somewhere.  Dave [Feldman] has actually messaged me about – we’ve been speaking about a fight. Maybe in June we can sort something out, I’ll be ready to throw hands, and hopefully, I thought I’d take that title in three fights fights, well, take it in one.”

Some deem bare knuckle boxing to be a brutal sport, but “Super Samoan” says it’s all about the money.

“No one said fighting is good for you anyway, to be honest [laughs],” Hunt said. “You’ve gotta be kind of tough to say, ‘Fighting is good for me,’ but like I said what it provides is financial stability. I don’t fight ’cause I love to, I fight because God has put me to be a fighter.”

Unfortunately for Hunt, he appears to be struggling nailing down one promotion. With that said, he claims to be in talks with BKFC.

“Every time I said, ‘Okay, send me the contract,’ I got ghosted,” Hunt said. “It was kind of funny, it made me laugh. It was the same thing speaking with Chatri at ONE Championship about a fight, speaking in length with them and then the next minute they ghost me. Dave [Feldman] has actually messaged me. We’ve been speaking about a fight.”

Published on January 11, 2024 at 12:57 pm
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