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Mark Hunt says he suffered broken tibia at UFC 209

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Mark Hunt left with more than a loss at UFC 209.

The top-10 heavyweight said he broke his right tibia during his bout with Alistair Overeem in the opening fight of the UFC 209 main card, which took place on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Hunt was taken to the hospital following the bout. The news regarding the injury was announced by Hunt through his Instagram account.

The incident happened when Hunt threw a leg kick to Overeem midway into round one. Immediately after Hunt’s shin clashed against Overeem’s knee, the ‘Super Samoan’ began to bleed profusely. Hunt went on to fight until he was stopped by Overeem at the 1:44 mark of round three.

The defeat marked Hunt’s second loss to Overeem, as they previously fought almost a decade ago at Dream 5 in Japan. The 42-year-old heavyweight is now 12-11-1 and one no contest as a professional fighter.

Thank u for all the support u probably already know I got knocked out the old warhorse is still alive jus a broken tibia I be back

A post shared by The Super Samoan (@markhuntfighter) on Mar 4, 2017 at 9:09pm PST

Source:: mma fighting