Former UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has taken aim, in more ways than one, at his opponent Paul Gallen by swinging at him at their official weigh-ins.
The Kiwi is facing the former Australian Rugby League star in a six-round heavyweight bout in the co-main event of a fight card in Sydney, Australia, and the pair have been heated in their build-up. Hunt hasn't competed in 2 years and has warned Gallen that he still is several levels above him.
“This ain’t footy. This is fighting. You should be thanking me, boy," said Hunt (h/t MMA Junkie). "I was talking to other people, overseas. Keep talking (expletive)… You’re going to sleep. I’ll put your ass to sleep… I’m gonna fix you, man. I’m gonna fix you good!”
Gallen is undefeated as a professional boxer and will be hoping to continue that streak in a massive increase in competition against Hunt, who hasn't competed since he lost a unanimous decision to Justin Willis at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa in Adelaide, Australia.