This weekend the world of mixed martial arts is buzzing, particularly for fans based in Australia or New Zealand. Because this Sunday the legendary Mark Hunt, Kiwi and adopted Australian fighting out of Sydney, finally gets his shot at the Heavyweight title.
That's why it's the perfect time for this Duck Hunt parody video.
For a bit of context, Mark Hunt is an incredible knockout artist. On the surface of things he looks a bit weird for a professional fighter. He's 40 years old, he's overweight, he's relatively short for his division. He doesn't look like a world class athlete. But Mark Hunt is perhaps the most technical striker in the UFC's Heavyweight division and he has cinder blocks for hands.
The above video basically tells it like it is. These are all fighters that Mark Hunt totally knocked out en route to his title shot. Most were disposed of with one perfectly timed hook or uppercut. Mark Hunt is lethal.
I'm super hyped for this weekend's title fight. I've been following Mark Hunt's career for a long time — he's actually a massive Counter-Strike player. I was lucky enough to interview him earlier this year and at one point he was playing so intensively it hampered his training! You also might have spotted him wandering the halls of the EB Expo, which he attended last month.
As for this weekend's fight — it's going to be a tough one for him. He took the fight at short notice, after another fighter dropped out with an injury, and the fight is taking place at an extremely high altitude. That plays into one of Hunt's weaknesses, cardio. That being said, Mark Hunt can knock anyone out at anytime — literally anyone on this planet. I think he can do it.