MARK HUNT'S IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
By: Peter Carroll, FIGHTLAND
"At UFC 119,Mark Hunt set out to prove everybody wrong.
"Having dropped five losses back to back, his promotional debut would have to underline his relevance in the modern game and once again showcase that aggression, that iron chin and those explosive hands that seemed to detonate perfectly when they connected with opponents’ chins.
"Standing in his way on that September night in 2010 was Sean McCorkle. 6’7’’ McCorkle was riding a nine fight win streak and being booked to meet one of the legends of Pride and K-1 in his own debut must have been daunting. Surely Hunt would have done his homework on the American’s grinding, submission heavy style?
"'The Super Samoan' went into his debut with a record of 5-6 and with five of his losses coming by submission. It was a part of his game that certainly needed some attention ahead of his birth with the world’s flagship MMA promotion."