It’s hard to say if Cro Cop’s kick has finally reached Mark Hunt’s brain or if Twitter has driven him completely insane.
The Internet is slowly cannibalizing yet another thing it likes by turning it into a stupid Internet meme, and it seems Mark Hunt is totally up for a serving of Mark Hunt.
Junior Dos Santos was supposed to face Alistair Overeem in May for the heavyweight belt, but Overeem failed a drug test and short of the commission buying into a Chael Sonnen-like I-was-born-with-tiny-testicles defense, Junior Dos Santos is going to need a new opponent.
That’s where Mark Hunt comes in. There’s more to his story than makes sense to write here, but the short version is that his record has only just recently peeked out over .500 to say hello and in the heavyweight division (even today’s supposedly stacked edition of the division) that’s enough to qualify you as a contender.
His recent string of impressive/hilarious victories coupled with his status as an old school, Pride-Never-Die veteran of the sport has turned him into a fan favorite. And so we arrive at the hashtag rallyformarkhunt, an attempt to get Mark Hunt the title shot. It’s really taken off in the sense that MMA blogs enjoy posting about it, probably not so much in the sense that casual fans have any idea who Mark Hunt is. Still, it was enough to make Hunt join Twitter and the results have been especially bizarre for a man known for his short, to the point interviews.
Let’s take a look.
On his special, athlete-specific diet:
On getting knocked out by middleweight Melvin Manhoef: