Hunt: I lost my hearing in the JDS fight
Budding MMA media member MMA Lives Here had the opportunity to speak with the ever down to earth Mark Hunt in Brisbane, Australia, and discussed the fight with Junior dos Santos and his “walk away” KOs.
“I’m not going to use my broken toe as an excuse,” said Hunt. “I got chopped up and lost to Junior, he was the better man on the night and I accept it. I just have to move on and get on to the next match. If I could get a rematch it would be good but I’m not going to say, ‘I broke my toe and I should have won that fight’ – shoulda, woulda, coulda.
“I thought I did well in the first round then I got caught with that big shot. My hearing was gone. I couldn’t hear my corner, I couldn’t hear anything… It was a couple of punches Junior got me with. He was hitting me with a lot of right hands – I was trying to counter with the left hook but he kept getting me with the right hand. My hearing was pretty toasted.”
Hunt was also asked about his characteristic walk away KOs A walk away KO is one in which a fighter lands a fight ending shot and does not follow up, but instead simply walks away. An example is Hunt vs. Stephan Struve.
“He wasn’t crawling at my feet to come back so I pretty much thought he was done,” said Hunt. “It is what it is. I know when I’ve got someone good. You can feel it go through your whole body.”
So what do you think UG? Is Hunt going to get a walk away KO Saturday night vs. Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva?