Yesterday, heavyweight star Mark Hunt took to social media with a threatening message directed at his next opponent. He did not, however, specify who that next opponent was.
“You have called me out, and now I’m going to give it to you right in that big mouth of yours,” Hunt said in a social media post. “I’m going to wrap this gift up nice and tight for you boii so you never compete again at this level. The only good thing I can say about you is you are not a spineless coward mutt like ‘Werbum’. There isn’t anything worse for me than someone who is scared to fight like ‘Werbum.’”
Hunt will take on up and coming heavyweight Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia on February 10th. The Daily Telegraph first reported this heavyweight scrap news.
Hunt will enter this fight having not fought since the spring when he battered an exhausted Derrick Lewis to a fourth-round TKO.
Hunt was originally set to headline the UFC Sydney card in November, but a worrisome article he co-authored seemed to claim he was suffering from brain damage, and the UFC pulled him for precautionary reasons. That led to Hunt threatening another lawsuit and then calming down enough to travel to Las Vegas and get thoroughly tested by the promotion.
Blaydes meanwhile, will step into the cage in Perth on a fantastic, four fight-streak composed of wins over Cody East, Adam Milstead, Daniel Omielańczuk and Oleksiy Oliynyk.
UFC 221 will be headlined by a middleweight title bout between champion Robert Whittaker and challenger Luke Rockhold.
What do you think who will come out victorious at UFC 221?