Hunts receives visa, will compete as expected at UFC 160

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Last week Mark Hunt worried everyone, tweeting that he had been having problems receiving a visa for his bout with Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160. An arrest from eleven years ago was causing an issue, and Hunt was unsure it would resolve in time for him to make the trip. Fortunately today we learn that the issue has been resolved and Hunt will be on his way to Vegas soon:

On what was reportedly the final day for Hunt to get his visa and make his way to the United States, “The Super Samoan” has come through just six days before the event and will be able to compete in the biggest fight of his career against dos Santos.

“Thank u for my visa father,” Hunt wrote on his official Twitter account Sunday (May 19, 2013) afternoon.

Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting was also able confirm with UFC officials that the former kickboxing champion is “likely” to fly out this evening.

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