Mark Hunt Doesn’t Want a Rematch with Antonio Silva
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.11.2013
“Why ruin a good thing?”
UFC heavyweight fighter mark Hunt recently spoke about his recent classic matchup against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva at UFC Fight Night 33. The two fought to a five-round draw in the main event on the fight card. Below are some highlights:
Hunt on what he was thinking during the end of the fourth round when Silva was pounding on him in a full mount position: "All I was thinking was, I hope that idiot ref doesn't stop it. That's it, because there was nothing wrong with me. I was still fighting back, just hoping he wouldn't stop it. My mind was still in the fight."
Hunt's thoughts on the fight getting scored a draw: "It was pretty even. I didn't mind it being a draw. We still walked out of there and back to our families pretty much in one piece. It could have gone either way. There's so many arguments you could make about who won the fight or who did more, but who cares? It was a pretty good fight."
Hunt's thoughts on if he wants a rematch with Bigfoot: "Honestly? No. It probably wouldn't be as good as the first one. It would probably end a lot quicker. So honest opinion, no. Why ruin a good thing?"
Hunt on wanting to be the best fighter in the world: "I'm always going to think that I'm the best fighter in the world at the end of the day," Hunt said. "I wouldn't still be fighting if I didn't think so. People might look at me like I'm stupid when I say that, but those are my thoughts, my opinions. I want to compete, and that's why I'm still here, still doing this. I don't care what anyone says…I'm still waiting for the island that Dana promised me, though."