Hunt, Bigfoot: We don't want a rematch


Rocky 1 famously ended with Apollo Creed telling Rocky “There ain't going to be no rematch." 

"Don't want one," replied an exultant but losing Balboa.

Mark Hunt vs. Bigfoot was more thrilling than any fiction, but it looks like there ain't going to be a quick rematch, and maybe no rematch at all.

Firstly, as UFC president Dana White explained, Hunt is on the injured list.

"In that fight, Hunt broke his hand in two places, so he's gonna be out for awhile," said White. "No, there won't be an immediate rematch. I'm assuming Silva is gonna want to fight again before Hunt is back."

And in an interview with MMAJunkie's Ben Fowlkes, Hunt said he doesn't see the need.

“It was pretty even,” said Hunt accurately. “I didn’t mind it being a draw. We still walked out of there and back to our families pretty much in one piece. It could have gone either way. There’s so many arguments you could make about who won the fight or who did more, but who cares? It was a pretty good fight.”

So does Hunt want a rematch to decide once and for all?

“Honestly? No,” said Hunt. “It probably wouldn’t be as good as the first one. It would probably end a lot quicker. So honest opinion, no. Why ruin a good thing?”

“I’m always going to think that I’m the best fighter in the world at the end of the day. I wouldn’t still be fighting if I didn’t think so. People might look at me like I’m stupid when I say that, but those are my thoughts, my opinions. I want to compete, and that’s why I’m still here, still doing this. I don’t care what anyone says.”

Bigfoot too expressed similar sentiments in an interview with MMAFighting.

"Dana White said there won’t be a rematch, and I prefer this way," said Silv. "I like Mark Hunt a lot, we used to train together, so I rather fight someone else."

"I have no idea what’s next for me, though. I saw that Cain had a shoulder surgery and won’t fight for a long time, and I don’t know if Werdum will wait for him. It’s very confusing right now. I don’t know what to expect.

"Browne and Barnett are going to fight now and it’s going to be a great fight, so I’m open to fight anyone UFC wants."

What do you think UG? Do you want to see a rematch? Or are you content with the extraordinary fight between Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva forever remaining a draw.

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kingkoopa site profile image  

12/13/13 1:48 AM by kingkoopa

VTFUHe has stayed true to his style and still beats to guys

KING Stannis Baratheon site profile image  

12/13/13 1:41 AM by KING Stannis Baratheon

I grew up in Brissy (well Caboolture) and have lived in Sydney for almost 20 years and you are quite correct there.Both really have great weather whereas Melbourne and NZ pretty much sucks.

KING Stannis Baratheon site profile image  

12/13/13 12:26 AM by KING Stannis Baratheon

Lol you poor fool.. By your limited way of thinking I've been here years longer than you.Furthermore being a member of an MMA site has no correlation to how long I've been following MMA or my ability to analyse a fight.What other brainless cliches do you have for me today boy?

88samurai88 site profile image  

12/12/13 10:09 PM by 88samurai88

Ummm..no13ers gonna 13

88samurai88 site profile image  

12/12/13 10:07 PM by 88samurai88

I was thinking the same exact thing.*insert "did we just become best friends"gif

Robert Paulson site profile image  

12/12/13 9:33 PM by Robert Paulson

Man that was awesome what Hunt said.

Doem site profile image  

12/12/13 9:23 PM by Doem

i dont know why he wouldnt want the fight. its a very winable one for him and if he won he would see himself right back in the mix

Snakey89 site profile image  

12/12/13 8:45 PM by Snakey89

I used to live in Brisbane and I go to Sydney all the time. Brisbane is hotter than Sydney most of the time and alot more humid. It's enough to notice the difference. But yes not as big of a change compared to a different country.

KING Stannis Baratheon site profile image  

12/12/13 12:18 PM by KING Stannis Baratheon

It's become a contest to see who can be the biggest poofter...

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12/12/13 12:14 PM by KING Stannis Baratheon

Great point young man.. Just one more reason why a rematch is warranted.