Hunt was supposed to headline UFC Sydney against Marcin Tybura just last month but was removed from the card as precautionary measure after stating in an interview with “Players Voice” that he was losing his memory and slurring his words at times. But just last week, Hunt was cleared to resume his fighting career following a full medical analysis and now with that firmly behind him, “The Super Samoan,” wants to work his way to a title shot and he’s hoping to extract a little revenge on his way there.
Speaking recently to Sporting News, Hunt said that since he missed out on fighting in Sydney, he would like to be on the UFC’s upcoming card in Perth, Australia, and that hopefully it would be against his former opponent and the man who replaced him at UFC Sydney, Fabricio Werdum.
“Hopefully I get a fight in Perth – we’re waiting for Werdum to say yes, but he’s such a little chicken rat,” Hunt said. “I’d like to be on the undercard for that world title fight for Rob Whittaker. That would be awesome being a part of history right there in Perth.” Hunt and Werdum previously fought at UFC 180 for the interim heavyweight title, with Werdum knocking Hunt out in the second round. Hunt was hoping to rematch Werdum at UFC Sydney but Werdum wasn’t interested, prompting Hunt to take the fight with Tybura instead. Then, when Hunt was forced off the card, Werdum stepped in on short notice, something that doesn’t sit well with Hunt who believes it is proof that Werdum knows their first fight was a fluke.
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