Mark Hunt: Got A Broken Toe In The First and Had No Movement

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt put on a great show in a losing effort at last night’s epic UFC 160 card, engaging in a slugfest with JDS before being caught with an incredible spinning wheel kick. Hunt appeared to have a ton of pep in his step early on in the fight, nailing JDS often while looking for his trademark left hook.

But he appeared to slow considerably after a huge JDS overhand right sent him crashing to the canvas. Hunt got up like the warrior he is, but was noticeably less mobile. And apparently there’s an explanation for it, as Hunt posted on his Facebook today that he suffered a broken toe in the first:

“Thanks for the support apologies about the result junior was to slick for me,got a broken toe first round,and had no movement,but like i said before if i am going out i am out on my back thanks again 1luv.”

Hunt is gracious in defeat, and won’t have the exciting loss take too much away from him. Junior dos Santos is a great former champion, and he may soon rule the division once again. Hunt apparently kept fighting on a broken toe, making it tough to plant and throw the power shots he’s known for.

So while Mark Hunt suffered defeat at UFC 160, he won’t lose any fans. In fact, he may have gained more, as thoUSAnds of people probably saw his hard-nosed style for the first time last night. Here’s to hoping Hunt makes a quick recovery and gets back in the Octagon soon, because he never puts on a bad fight.

Photo: Esther Lin of MMA Fighting


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    May 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Time to retire, vicious ko loss.

    His brain will never come back from what he suffered in his career (kickboxing + mma). He's an incredible entertainer but his age speaks for itself.

    If there was a combat sports hall of fame he'd deserve a place into it.

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    May 26, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Here is a question….Mark Hunt suffered a broken toe….MMA Truth recently put up an artlcle on dr intervention when a guy gets hurt in the cage but in this case there didn't appear to be any doctors present to examine the toe. Are medics doing their job?

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    May 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Furthermore, Hunt was also bleeding from the ear. When do doctors say enough is enough?

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      Brian Cox

      May 26, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      I don't know if he was damaged enough to pull him from the fight, but he should have been checked on. That's for sure. My guess is depending on how badly the toe was broken, would depend on whether or not he was allowed to continue.

      From my vantage point, I don't think he could have been hurt too badly, because he was, even though slow, still mobile. Had his break been as bad as Jones's, then yeah, my guess is it would have been stopped and if Sonnen could have survived the 1rst round, we'd have a new HW Champ. Thank God thought, that he didn't. :-)

      The broken toe explains a lot. Now we're all going to be sitting around wondering whether or not Mark might have been able to pull it off, had he not broken the toe.

      He'll be back. He's too good not to be. He's also too loved. Broken toe or no broken toe, Mark caught JDS a couple of times and that fight could have easily gone the other way on one punch. He wasn't out of that fight until the head-kick landed.

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    May 27, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Thats one ugly looking foot

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    May 27, 2013 at 3:02 am

    So did Jon Jones and look what he did.
    Hunt doesn't exactly fight like Frankie Edgar or Dom Cruz anyway, just needing to explode forward now and again and he was doing it well in the second.

    Obviously didn't help but think the outcome would be the same

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    May 27, 2013 at 5:21 am

    The early part of the first round thought Hunt was out classing JDS standing, the big right hand was what changed it but knowing his mobility was gone due to an injury makes a lot of sense.

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    x murderer

    May 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    so…which one is the broken one??? they ALL look pretty messed up.
    I hope Hunt will try to make a second run. I think he still has it in him.

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    May 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Hunts name shouldn't be anywhere near the top 10 list. hes obsolete in 2013 mma. he would of been top dog in 2001 or 2002 mma, but today theres no room for him, sorry mate.

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