If you went into a hysterics earlier today after reading that Mark Hunt is having visa issues, and was unable to leave New Zealand as planned, relax, the heavyweight is confident he’ll still throw down with Junior dos Santos on May 25th.
In a more recent report from MMA Junkie.com, Hunt informed the outlet that the UFC are working with New Zealand officials to ensure he can still head to Las Vegas for the bout, and that he could be en route by this weekend.
Earlier today Hunt relayed via Twitter that he had been “Denied again at airport I’m never helping anymore dikhead mates” and that he was unable to fly out of New Zealand as planned. This followed a post where Hunt said “This is wat happens wen u have friends that are dikheads the last fukn time I help these mother fkn trouble makers.”
Hunt also referred to being arrested in a tweet, which has since been deleted, but clarified to MMA Junkie that the incident he was referring to took place in 2002.
So, MMA gods willing, Hunt will soon be headed to the U.S. to meet dos Santos as scheduled. The powerful kickboxer has scored stoppage wins over Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve in his last two fights, while dos Santos will be looking to rebound from the unanimous decision defeat champ Cain Velasquez handed him in December.
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