Most pundits and fans expected that Junior dos Santos might be too fast and too well rounded for Mark Hunt at UFC 160, and at the end of the day, that analysis proved to be accurate. While there’s no doubt that dos Santos is one of the heavyweight division’s most agile and athletic fighters (cue spinning heel kick footage), Hunt has revealed that his performance was impacted by a broken toe he incurred in round one.
Speaking via his Twitter and Facebook accounts, the punishing heavyweight reported:
thanks for the support apologies about the result junior was to slick for me,got a broken toe first round,and had no movement,but like i said before if i am going out i am out on my back thanks again 1luv.
Hunt, who went to the hospital following the KO loss, didn’t include any details as to when he hopes to fight again. The 39 year-old heavyweight had become one of MMA’s biggest stories by winning four straight bouts, and if he had defeated the former champ Saturday, it would have been him challenging Cain Velasquez next.
Although dos Santos had a pretty impressive outing, and appeared to be in cruise control for much of the bout, Hunt’s performance Saturday only reinforced his rep for being one of the sport’s most rugged performers.
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