Mark Hunt Explains the Australian Flag on UFC Fight Night 33 Poster
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.16.2013
He feels the country has been more supportive of his career...
Mark Hunt raised a fair amount of eyebrows when his appearance on the posted for UFC Fight Night 33 saw an Australian flag positioned behind him for his fight against Antonio Silva. The reason is simple: Hunt is a New Zealander, not Australian. However, in a recent post on his Facebook page Hunt has said he okayed the poster because he feels that Australia, where he trains, has been more supportive of his career.
Jus so u know I said It was ok to rep the Australian flag,even though I'm a kiwi.ive been living in Australia for nearly 20 years wife kids are Australian.i call Australia my home.and one of the main reasons Im really proud to rep the Australian flag is cause NZ has never recognized my achievements in my sport the only man to ever win the k-1 world title outside of Europe and will be the only one man to ever do it.i been fighting for 23 years 15 years at the top of the world,and what recognition does NZ give me nothing,so don't ask me why anymore,I have jus told u.
The show takes place on December 7th in Brisbane, Australia.