Recently, the UFC remembered that they owned Mark Hunt’s old Pride FC contract. Remember Pride and how awesome it was? Soccer kicks and open-weight fights… sigh. Anyway, Dana White is setting up Hunt to get his first fight in the octagon and remind fans of this large Pacific Island kickboxer who seemingly faded away after a series of losses in other companies.
While browsing around on Sherdog’s forums, I came upon this thread which discovered a huge error on the official UFC website (pun intended, but only if the pun gets a chuckle). According to the UFC Weight Class Index, Mark Hunt weights a slim 155 lbs. Somewhere between 2007 and now, Hunt went on the Atkins diet and lost his gut, and can finally wear those American Eagle jeans with the torn knees he bought years ago.
The poor sap at Zuffa who did this is either playing a practical joke with someone in the company, or is just plain incompetent and will be whipped by Dana White for this faux-paus. Check out the page at this link here on the UFC site, assuming it does not get changed any time soon. In the case that it does, above is the image to forever cement this moment in history. Long live Mark Hunt, the heaviest lightweight ever in the UFC!