UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt has revealed that he is suffering from symptoms of brain damage.
Hunt recently wrote a blog for Player’s Voice and said after fighting in combat sports for many years, he is starting to have issues with his memory and speech.
“My body is (expletive) but my mind is still here. I’ve still got my senses about me and I know what’s right and wrong, which is the main thing. Sometimes I don’t sleep well. You can hear me starting to stutter and slur my words. My memory is not that good anymore. I’ll forget something I did yesterday but I can remember the (expletive) I did years and years ago. That’s just the price I’ve paid – the price of being a fighter. But I’ve fought a lot of drug cheats and copped a lot of punishment from guys who were cheating and that’s not right.”
Regardless of issues he is having, Hunt is still not done competing. On Nov. 19, Hunt will fight Marcin Tybura in the main event of a UFC Fight Night in Sydney, Australia.