Mark Hunt Confirms He Will Not Resign With The UFC, Eyeing Return To Japan

Mark Hunt believes his removal from the main event of UFC Fight Night Australia is a personal attack against him by UFC President Dana White.

Embattled UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has had enough with the UFC, and he just confirmed that once his contract is up, he will not resign with them. Instead, the former K-1 champion will eye a return to the Japanese MMA scene.

The UFC’ top 5 ranked heavyweight was recently pulled from his UFC Sydney main event. The UFC made the decision to remove him from the card after a blog post penned by Hunt said he had memory loss and a potential brain injury.

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt admits he's got brain damage due to years of getting hit in the head during his fight career.
Mark Hunt, the UFC’s #5 ranked heavyweight.

Hunt is also involved in a lawsuit with his employer, having fought three men who failed drug tests. He used the most recent incident involving Brock Lesnar, at UFC 200, as a springboard to sue the promotion.

Both parties have remained professional during the pending lawsuit. Both the UFC an Hunt continue to uphold their contract, with the UFC awkwardly keeping him active during their legal battle.

In a new interview, Mark Hunt says he plans on completing the last three fights on his UFC contract, but will return to Japan, where he spent the majority of his prize fighting career.

Mark Hunt with his young daughter.

“The fights left, this will be one of them, another two left, and then I’m headed out,” said Hunt as transcribed by “See ya later! With the UFC, that will be the end of my career. I have three fights left … I just don’t like to be treated like shit… Three fights left and we’ll move on.”

Mark Hunt is set to return to action at UFC 221 against Curtis Blaydes.

His full interview can be seen in the video below:

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