Archive for April 12, 2012

Is it a Bird, is it a Plane? No. It’s “Super Samoan!”

Posted in Athletes on April 12, 2012 by Swole Patrol

What’s that? You’ve never heard of “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt? Lend me your ears as I spin a yarn about a fighter’s fighter, a bull in a china shop, a 275lb wrecking ball of a man.

Straight from Wiki: is a New Zealand kickboxer and mixed martial artist of Samoan descent, currently living in Sydney, Australia. Hunt competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is known for his raw strength, iron chin and knockout power. He is the winner of the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix.[1] Hunt was the first to beat Wanderlei Silva after his 4 year undefeated winning streak in Pride Fighting Championship.

Iron chin is an understatement, the dude’s head is like a bucket of concrete.  He has actually survived 2 Cro Cop head kicks.  You’ve never heard of Cro Cop head kicks, the infamous “Right leg hospital, Left leg cemetery” head kicks?  Well Mark Hunt survived 2 from the left leg, one knocked him down for a second, the next one just shook the sweat off:

Maybe you prefer two Samoan bombers involved in a “fight in a phone booth” bout:

The first man to beat Wanderlei Silva after a 4 year unbeaten streak, attempting an atomic butt drop:

The man is a living Superhero, maybe the raddest living Superhero.  He always brings the fight and comes to bang.  His MMA career went through a rough patch during the final days of Pride and his first few fights in the UFC but he in in the midst of a revitalization of sorts with  3 wins in a row. Hardcore fight fans have been in love with Hunt for years but now everybody is jumping on the “Super Samoan” wagon.  With the current number one contender failing a drug test the MMA Underground and fans everywhere are pushing hard to get Hunt the title shot.

Is he the most logical replacement for the fight? No.

Would the UFC be better if he won the title? No.

Would he come in swinging bombs away? Willing to take 2 in order to give 1? Smiling like a boss while trying to rip somebody’s head off? Yes.

That is what makes him a great fighter and that is why Super Samoan should be in the next fight with JDS for the UFC Heavyweight Title. Now that you are a fan of Mark Hunt lets join the Army of Darkness and try to get him into that title fight:

Posted by: Johnny