Mark Hunt came out on the losing end of UFC 221’s co-main event, but he seems to be handling it quite well.
Hunt (13-12-1 MMA, 8-6-1 UFC) suffered a unanimous-decision loss to Curtis Blaydes (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) in Saturday’s heavyweight co-headliner at Perth Arena in Australia. After nearly scoring a knockout in the first round, “The Super Samoan” succumbed to the superior grappling of his opponent and was worn down over 15 minutes.
It was a disappointing outcome for Hunt. After teammates Tai Tuivasa and Tyson Pedro picked up impressive first-round stoppage wins earlier on the UFC 221 pay-per-view main card, Hunt was unable to make it a perfect night.
That didn’t stop the vet and fan favorite from living it up with his pals after the event, though, and from all indications, losing didn’t halt his fun (via Instagram):
Hunt told MMAjunkie prior to UFC 221 that he viewed UFC 221 as the beginning of the end for his UFC career. The 44-year-old has just two fights remaining on his current contract with the company and has made it clear he has no further interest in working with them due to his ongoing legal dispute with the UFC.
After his loss (and before his afterparty festivities), Hunt showed his respect to Blaydes for a job well done (via Instagram):
“Hard day in there congrats Curtis on the W”
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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