(That face you make when your power scares *you* more than anyone else.)
Mark Hunt is a bad, bad man. Of the twelve victories he has collected as a professional mixed martial artist, approximately fourteen of them have come by way of effortless, walk-off KO. I know the numbers don’t make sense, but that’s just how badass “The Super Samoan” is.
Paired against fellow legend Frank Mir in the main event of last weekend’s Fight Night 85, Hunt was being listed across the books as a moderate favorite — this despite showing something of a weakness to submissions in the past, which remain Mir’s bread and butter. Of course, one doesn’t exactly need a prominent Jiu Jitsu background when they can flatten any man alive with one punch, which is exactly what Hunt did midway through the first round.
Full Fight Night 85 highlights/results after the jump.
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While Mir attempted to take the fight to the ground early to no avail, he eventually settled into a rhythm on the feet that could only result in his doom. He looked sluggish and, if I’m being completely honest here, a little bit flabby. With two minutes to go in the opening round, Hunt landed a hellacious right hand behind Mir’s ear, then basically pushed him to the canvas like a top-heavy bag of potatoes. In classic Hunt fashion, the New Zealander didn’t even attempt to follow-up with ground-n-pound, knowing that Mir had already had enough. As my good friend Billy Zane would put it…
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