God. Damn. It.
Although details are sketchy at best right now, it appears that UFC heavyweight contender/future champion Mark Hunt has been arrested in his native New Zealand and has consequently been denied the Visa that would allow him to fly to Las Vegas, kick Junior Dos Santos’ ass on May 25th, and secure the next shot at Cain Velasquez. The information was passed along by none other than Hunt himself via his Twitter account. Caution: the following contains several naughty words and a noticeable absence of the letter “c.”
Well thanks to a idiot friend of mine I did get arrested. Denied again at airport I’m never helping anymore dikhead mates. This is wat happens wen u have friends that are dikheads the last fukn time I help these mother fkn trouble makers.
New Zealand: It’s pretty much Stockton, CA with nicer summers.
Although Dana White was only willing to grant JDS a title shot with a win over Hunt and not the other way around, the loss of this fight would be incalculable to the UFC 160 card. Ever since Hunt volunteered to step in for Alistair Overeem against a then-champion Dos Santos last year, fans have been rallying to see this matchup between hard-hitting heavyweights. With yet another squash match headlining the card, expect to see DW go into full-on Jeremy Stephens mode to try and ensure that this co-main event somehow happens. If he doesn’t, UFC 160 will forever be known as “the event those f*cking Kiwi cops killed.”
We will keep you informed as details are made available.
Oh thank Science. According to Ariel Helwani, Hunt’s visa was delayed in relation to a prior arrest in 2002, but the UFC has already been made aware of the issue and are currently ensuring that we see a Hunt/Dos Santos co-main come May 25th. This should put our minds at ease until Dos Santos goes down with a knee injury next week. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.