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The Best Of Mark Hunt

As Mark Hunt returns to his old stomping ground at the Saitama Super Arena, for what many view as a heavyweight title eliminator against Stefan Struve, one can’t help but think of the atypical journey that brought “The Super Samoan” to this point.

With three consecutive wins, the former K-1 kickboxer is possibly only one fight away from a UFC title shot after losing his promotional debut to cap a putrescent 0-6 run that spanned across four years.

One of fight sport’s most well-known stereotypes is that Samoan fighters can overcome adversity on heart alone. Hunt’s career has only served to propagate that.

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