Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt 13-11-1-1 MMA (8-5-1-1 UFC) has now been cleared by three doctors to continue competing.
Hunt last competed in June vs Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis 18-5-1 MMA (9-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 110 where he scored a fourth round TKO. Back in October the UFC removed Hunt from his headlining bout vs Marcin “Tybur” Tybura 16-3 MMA (3-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 121 for “medical reasons”.
Now Hunt is ready for his return and has his sights set on a rematch with Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum 23-7-1 MMA (11-4 UFC). Hunt’s manager Zen Ginnen revealed to The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday:
“The doctor said Mark scored well above average and that he’s good to compete. So they’ll ring the UFC now and let them know. We’re just waiting on the UFC to clear him. So we would love for Fabricio to be Mark’s opponent in Perth. We think Francis Ngannou is next in line for a title fight. So we’d like to go up against Fabricio and hopefully be in line for a title shot at the back-end of 2018.”
Hopefully Hunt and the UFC can move past their problems and let him compete if he is able to.