By Zach Arnold | May 9, 2015
UFC’s event in Australia may have been internet-only viewing but those who watched it found themselves saying they wanted to take a shower after watching the fight.
Stipe Miocic violently battered Mark Hunt with over 350 blows in a heavyweight fight. Look at Hunt’s face:
Mark Hunt just posted this picture on Facebook pic.twitter.com/zj2oiBSNml
— Jason Floyd (@Jason_Floyd) May 10, 2015
As Brent Brookhouse astutely pointed out, we have UFC fighters on the receiving end of these kinds of beatings while getting locked into Reebok sponsorship deals that may pay $5,000 or less.
This latest beating for Hunt in the UFC cage comes after the last pummeling he endured in Australia 17 months ago from Bigfoot Silva. Silva would fail a drug test after that fight. After gaining some political traction for MMA regulation in Australia, tonight’s scenario was a worst-case scenario for the portrayal of the company’s image in Australia.
It got worse. Here’s UFC fighter Robert Whittaker:
Whittaker said in interviews he was cutting so much weight to make 170lbs that he lost his hearing. 185lbs is the perfect weight for him.+
— Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin) May 10, 2015
Is that a first?