Who is Mark Hunt?

Mark Hunter is a professional MMA fighter and kickboxer from New Zealand. He grew up in an environment surrounded by violence. Mark even had to spend his days in prison two times. Mark had an image of a wrestler. But he succeeded to surprise everyone after he won the “K1 Championship” for the first time. Mark got a lot of opportunities as an MMA fighter after he signed a contract with “UFC.” His intensive technique and comprehensive winning style helped him to gain a huge fan following. Mark also had an amazing professional wrestling career. Also, Mark is famous for his knock out skills,

Quick Info 
Full NameMark Richard Hunt
Date Of Birth23rd March 1974
Birth PlaceSouth Auckland, New Zealand
Parent(s)Not Known
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Kick Boxer
SpouseJulie Margaret
Age46 Years
Height5 ft 10 in
Children6
Net WorthUSD $1 million

Early Life

The birthplace of Mark is South Auckland. He came into the world on 23rd March 1974. His childhood was full of violence, fights, and quarrels. Mark had to spend time in jail for his violent offense. This also resulted in serving jail terms two times. Just after coming out of the jail, Mark got into another furious fight outside a nightclub. But this fight became a fruitful one for his career.

Sam Marsters spotted the hidden potential of Mark inside him. And decided to train him. Sam trained him to convert him into a fighter. Mark succeeded to win a kickboxing match in no time. This increased his popularity. He went to Sydney to get formal training from Alex Tui. Mark started his training in the “Liverpool Kickboxing Gym” in order to train under Hape Ngaranoa.

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Education

There are not many academic details of Mark available. His professional success seems to have dominated the other parts of his life.

Career

Kick Boxing

Mark Hunt began his professional career in Kickboxing at the “Oceania Tournament” in 2000. He succeeded to win the title. Mark was regarded as an “underdog.” Mark succeeded to defend his title in 2001. He competed in the “K-1 World GP.” Mark also got the opportunity to enter the finals of the “World Grand Prix for K-1.” He won the match against Kyokushin during the finals to win the “K-1 World Grand Prix Championship.”

Moreover, Mark Hunt fought the match against Le Banner in 2002. Mark was badly injured and retire at the time of the match. He succeeded to play the defending match of the “World Grand Prix Championship.” But Mark lost the match against Le Banner at the time of the semifinals. After having a good amount of success in kickboxing, 

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MMA – PFC

Mark started his MMA fighting career. Mark competed in the “PRIDE Fighting Championship” in Japan. He failed to win the beginning matches of his career. Mark Hunt was part of the “PRIDE Shockwave” in 2005. He won the match against Mirko Cro Crop. Mark also won the match against Yosuke Nishijima during the “PRIDE 31.” These victories helped him to make his image as an MMA fighter. He competed in the “Open Weight Grand Prix” during “PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute” in 2006.

Mark won the match against Tsuyoshi Koshsaka in round one. But he lost the title soon to Josh Barnett. He made a comeback in “K-1 Super Heavyweight Championship” in 2008. He had a huge fan following in the match but lost the match in round one.

Similarly, Mark Hunt fought the match against Alistair Overeem in the final round of the “Lightweight Grand Prix” in 2008. He failed to win the match in the first round. He fought the match against Gegard Mousasi during the opening round of the “AT Dream 9” for the “Middleweight Championship” and the “Super Hulk Grand Prix” in 2009. Mark lost the match through submission in round one. He went for the transfer in the “Ultimate Fighting Championship” (UFC) in 2010.

UFC

Mark Hunt fought his first match against Sean McCorkle in September. Mark failed to win the match. He won the match against Chris Tuchscherer. Mark succeeded to win the “Knockout of the Night.”  He also won the match against Stefan Struve during “UFC on Fuel TV 8” in 2013. Mark also earned “Knockout of the Night:” for the second time for the match. He also received the “Fight of the Night.” It was for his performance in the match against Junior dos Santos during “UFC 160.”

Similarly, Mark Hunt fought the match against Antonio Silva during “UFC Fight Night 33” on 7th December 2013. The match ended the draw but both players received the cash prize along with the “Fight of the Night.” Mark faced Roy Nelson during the “UFC Fight Night” on 20th September 2014. The “World MMA Awards” awarded him with the “2014 Knockout of the Year” and “Performance of the Night.” Mark has been part of the documentary “The Art of Fighting” in 2013. It was released on “Fuel TV.” Mark has also been part of the Australian movie “Crazy Murder” in 2014.

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Mark Hunt extended his contract with the “UFC” in 2016. It was a “multi-million-dollar” contract.  He succeeded to win the match against Derric Lewis during the “UFC Fight Night 110” in June 2017. He earned the “Fight of the Night” bonus. Mark fought his last match in the “UFC” on 2nd December 2018. He also launched a clothing company titling the “Juggernaut” on an online platform. The website sells clothing and fighting gear. The name of the company is an inspiration for Mark of his first gym.

Relationship, and Personal Life

Mark Hunt tied knots with Julie Margaret. This was his second marriage. The couple met each other for the first time in a “Reggae Club” in 1999. They have been living in Australia. The couple is the parents of four children. Mark also has two children from his first marriage. They are Sierra and Aurora.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Mark Hunt is active on social media platforms. He goes with the name “@markhuntfighter” on Instagram with 426K followers. His Facebook page ‘Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt’ has 582K followers. He does not have an official Twitter account.

Net Worth

The exact net worth of Mark Hunt is not clear. But according to his lifestyle and achievements, he must have a net worth of around $1 million.

Nutshell Bio, Height, Weight, and Age

The full name of Mark is Mark Richard Hunt. His current age is 46 years old. His nationality is New Zealander. He has an attractive height of 5 feet 10 inches along with a complimentary weight of 120kg. He belongs to the “Samoan” ethnicity.

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