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Mark Hunt on past conditioning issues: ‘I’m ready to go five, 10 rounds’ at UFC 193

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Mark Hunt showed up to his UFC Fight Night 65 main event opposite Stipe Miocic out of shape, and he paid the price in blood.

“The one with Stipe was hard,” Hunt said at the UFC 193 open workout media scrum in Melbourne, Australia. “I got beaten up. I beat myself. I lost that fight. It was hard, [and] that’s why I had to [make] some changes. It was me.

“I had to lose like 10 kilograms the day of the weigh-ins, so that wasn’t good. It’s not good for anybody. I’m not doing that again. It’s not happening again.”

After seeing Hunt beaten, bloodied and bruised for over 22 minutes, the referee declared mercy in that fight, halting the action and awarding Miocic the fifth-round TKO victory. Following this defeat, Hunt enlisted the help of a nutritionist and set up shop at American Kickboxing Academy Thailand, where he worked to hone his game while better managing his weight.

The results show.

“I had a good nutritionist [this camp] – thanks very much for that, and I’m just ready to go – no weight cut this time,” Hunt said. “I’m ready to go five, 10 rounds, whatever you need. I’m ready. The ….View original article

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