‘Old War Horse’ Hunto wants Ngannou or Volkov, in Hawai’i

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Heavyweight Mark Hunt has two fights left on his UFC contract, and then says he’s going elsewhere. So he wants the last two fights to be big. Hunt says the UFC offered him a fight in June, but it wasn’t vs. a top 5 contender, which would be Francis Ngannou, Alistair Overeem, Alexander Volkov, Curtis Blaydes, Fabricio Werdum, and maybe Derrick Lewis.

“We’re looking to see if I can get Ngannou for August in Hawai’i – that’d be great,” said Hunt recently to Brendan Bradford for Australia’s Sporting News. “Ngannou would be good for me, or Volkov, who just beat Fabricio – if he’s still available.

“I’m just trying to get someone higher than me. I’ve got two fights left, so I’m seeing if I can get Ngannou. I don’t know if they’ve confirmed Hawaii, but it’d be a great match…see who shoots for the takedown first. I’ve already asked for a top-five guy before, but they didn’t give me anything, so I’m worried about what they’re gonna do.”

“I fought a guy that was beneath me last time, so I want someone higher now. Even Werdum, I want that rematch, but Ngannou would be a better match. Even give me Blaydes again and I’ll have another shot at him.”

Last week’s top 10 had Hunt and Lewis tied at 5th:
Champion: Stipe Miocic
1. Francis Ngannou
2. Alistair Overeem
3. Fabricio Werdum
4. Curtis Blaydes
5. Derrick Lewis
5. Mark Hunt

That did not sit well.

“It’s weird – I’m equal fifth with Derrick Lewis – how does that work?” he asked. “That’s rubbish. They got it wrong. These people doing this have no idea – how can you have equal numbered fighters? It just doesn’t work like that. It’s supposed to be number one and number two getting closer to title shots, but they’re just giving anyone who wants one a title shot.”