Mark Hunt is a former K-1 World Grand Prix champion.
But, he is also well known for his six-fight MMA losing streak that began on the heels of wins over the likes of Wanderlei Silva and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.
Now, Hunt (6-7) faces Ben Rothwell (31-7) this Saturday night at UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage with a chance to put together a win streak for the first time in over five years.
“I think the lowest moment was every fight I was just losing and I just didn’t know what the hell was going on,” said Hunt, in an interview with The Roar recently. “I didn’t know what it was. It was just a mental block. It didn’t matter who I fought, I would have just lost anyway.
“They could put me in with a wooden chair and I still would have lost.”
Hunt defeated Chris Tuchscherer and earned Knockout of the Night honors at UFC 127 in February, snapping that six-fight losing streak. That one win, though, doesn’t mean he is on the cusp of entering the top of the UFC heavyweight division.
“I don’t think I’m sitting anywhere at the moment. I think a few more fights, three or four more fights for me to get into the picture at all,” Hunt said. “I don’t see myself anywhere in the heavyweight division, yet I still feel I’m the best on the planet of course or else I wouldn’t be doing it.”
UFC 135 features a main event pitting UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defending against ex-champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. FightLine.com will have complete coverage of the entire event, so make sure you check back here throughout the day for news and results.