Mark Hunt is a New Zealand mixed martial arts fighter. He is a citizen of New Zealand, although he is of Samoan origin. The Samoan man was born in 1997 in one of the not very prosperous and not prestigious areas of Auckland.
Mark Hunt became popular after he began to act in K-1, but the status of the top athlete was fixed after transition to UFC. The audience waits for every fight of Mark Hunt with great impatience because they always look forward to a spectacular fight. Samoan has established himself as a physically strong fighter with a knockout blow. It is very inconvenient for his opponents, because it is almost impossible to break Hunt. He is also famous for his “iron chin”.
The fighter has been repeatedly hit over the head but it didn’t bring necessary results. The first serious bid from Hunt came on the 8th of December, 2001, when he, as a professional kickboxer won the final of K-1 World Grand, getting a landslide victory over his rival. Since then, Mark has been treated only as a professional fighter.
At the start of the career, Hunt was treated as an insignificant fighter by his opponents. As a result, the first fights did not bring him money, for example, Mark learned about the first fight within a couple of days before it began and the fee was a package of beer. However, the life of the fighter cardinally changed from the moment of his participation in the K-1 Oceania tournament. He took part in it with an experience of 3 defeats and 15 victories.
Mark won the tournament, demonstrating to everyone that he’s a serious fighter who needs to be treated seriously. Then there was the K-1 qualifying tournament in Japan, but there he was defeated by Jerome Le Banner, a French kickboxer. Later, the fighters met again but then Mark Hunt won, knocking Jerome out.
Hunt came to the mixed martial arts a long time ago – in 2004. However, the debut duel was unsuccessful and the fight had to be handed over as a result of a painful hold.
During his career, Mark had 43 fights, among which there were 13 defeats. Having been engaged into mixed martial arts Hunt came in octagon for 27 times, 13 times of which ended with a victory, 12 times ended with a defeat and one meeting came to the end with a draw.