Mark Hunt Pines For Title Shot After UFC Fight Night 52

Mark Hunt in hungry for a title.

The heavyweight contender who meets Roy Nelson at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 52 says that he simply wants one chance for the belt.

“I’m excited about the match-up,” he said. “I’m not going to underestimate any fighter. I did that once, and I got knocked out. He’s one of the top fighters in the world. We’re kind of similar. I’m looking forward to Saturday night and having a great performance.”

The match is Hunt’s first since returning from a broken hand and the fighter who trains out of Japan says that he is ready to compete again.

“It’s good for me to be doing what I’m doing at my age,” he said. “I love doing what I’m doing. But when I’m finished, I’m not going to come back. I won’t need the money. The only reason I’m still fighting is because I believe I’m still the best fighter in the world. I want to beat Roy on Saturday night, and then I want to fight a top-five guy. Then I want to challenge for the title once, whoever that may be against. That’s all I’m interested in. I want one chance for that title shot.”

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