Mark Hunt recently competed in the co-main event of UFC 221, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Curtis Blaydes.
The heavyweight still has three fights left of his UFC deal, but envisions competing outside of the promotion when the contract expires.
“After the three fights with the UFC, I’d like to fight globally three more times and then retire. Hang it up,” Hunt said to MMA Junkie. “I want to go out there in my best shape ever and compete. I feel like I can compete still with these young guys, even though they’re half my age.”
Hunt is currently involved in a lawsuit against the promotion, which began after it was revealed that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was using illegal substances during their bout at UFC 200.
One reason that Hunt is still going through with the lawsuit against the UFC is that he wants to make the playing field even for everybody.
“Everyone knows I’m in court about having to get an even playing field. They called me a whiny bitch, but they can all get (expletive). I survived the era of PRIDE, where everyone knowingly juices. I’m here now and they’re trying to make it even,” says Hunt.
After the loss to Blaydes at UFC 221, an aging Hunt has won just one of his last four in the UFC and that win came over Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 110.