It’s been several years since they last squared off, but Mark Hunt continues to chase after Josh Barnett.
Now, following an impressive knockout over Roy Nelson, Hunt has again turned his attention to Barnett – and the former UFC heavyweight champion has taken notice.
Barnett responded to Hunt’s recent remarks indicating his desire to have a rematch via Twitter.
@JoshLBarnett thanks and it's about bloody time u get back into the octagon u can't take that much time off.
— mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) September 23, 2014
Barnett (33-7) suffered just his second UFC loss in seven fights earlier this year when he was defeated by Travis Browne. He has competed in grappling tournaments and other non-MMA activities since, but now sounds ready to resume his quest inside the Octagon.
Hunt (10-8-1) lost via submission to Barnett in 2006 while both were entered in a PRIDE tournament.
I get why @markhunt1974 would want to rematch me. All of us fighters want to avenge our losses & I totally respect him in that. Good dude.
— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) September 23, 2014