Mark Hunt set to fight in UFC 200

UFC legend Mark Hunt grew up in Auckland and has carved out a career as one of the most respected UFC fighters in the world. Photo / Getty.
UFC legend Mark Hunt grew up in Auckland and has carved out a career as one of the most respected UFC fighters in the world. Photo / Getty.

Kiwi UFC legend Mark Hunt looks set to fight Junior dos Santos in a rematch at UFC 200 in New York.

The Geelong Advertiser reports Hunt has been told to stay in shape by UFC president Dana White, a hint he'll be on the fightcard.

"I'm still waiting on word but it should be not far away at all," Hunt said of a possible appearance at UFC 200," Hunt told the Australian newspaper.

"I can't tell you much more. I was talking to Dana the other day but that's all I know.

"Maybe is all I can say. I was trying to get on the New York card (UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden), but we'll see what happens."

Hunt recently signed a six-fight deal with UFC.

The Kiwi dubbed the Super Samoan is ranked in the top seven heavyweight fighters, and has recently called out Brazilian dos Santos for a rematch in an attempt to climb the rankings.

"That's all I'm interested in doing - fighting for the world title," Hunt told One News last month. "Six fights gives me enough time to do it.

- NZ Herald

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