WATCH: Mark Hunt Sends Out Message To Debutant Fighter While Brushing His Teeth!

Published 09/14/2020, 8:58 AM EDT


Former UFC interim title challenger Mark Hunt could be seen making a personalized video message for a debutant fighter. The hilarious video grab sees Mark Hunt brushing his teeth and giving a shout-out to New Zealand fighter Dylan James. James is about to make his first appearance under the RIZIN promotional banner.

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Mark Hunt has been one of the most affable names in the sport of MMA ever since he began to receive a mainstream appeal. The power puncher is endeared by fans for his candid nature, as exhibited perfectly in the video via FullContactMTWF on Twitter. Fight fans have come to expect the former UFC heavyweight to constantly outdo himself whilst still remaining true to himself.

Mark Hunt: A look back

“The Super Samoan” has one of the most deceptive records in MMA and casual fans often overlook his career. Hunt is 13-14 as a professional, last having fought back in December 2018 against Justin Willis. Chiefly, Mark’s losing record stems from the series of losses he suffered at the hands of top tier competition exclusively.

He has fought the who’s who in Heavyweight history including Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem, Junior Dos Santos, and Stipe Miocic. Moreover, he also scalped impressive names on his resume that led him to an interim title shot against Fabricio Werdum. Not to mention, his time outside the UFC, at Pride FC, K-1, and DREAM made him a globally revered star.

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Chiefly, the latter part of his UFC tenure was marred by a major lawsuit that saw him lock horns with Dana White and the UFC. The contention between the two stemmed from his marquee match-up against Brock Lesnar at UFC 200.

Lesnar would pick up a decision win over Hunt in a fight that had drawn in a massive amount of viewership. However, Brock tested positive for a host of banned substances and the fight no longer sits within the records.

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Mark Hunt has been a long-time advocate against steroid usage in combat sports and vehemently protested against the organization. The heat of the situation brought a negative light on the sport as a whole, based on the sensitive nature of the situation. However, he is still in the hearts and minds of fight fans for his electrifying fighting style and grit.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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