For the past few months UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has been focused squarely on his UFC 160 scrap with Junior dos Santos. However, the bout came close to being cancelled after the “Super Samoan” ran into problems obtaining a visa and ended up traveling from New Zealand to Las Vegas with less time to acclimate to the time different than he would have preferred.
Now Stateside, Hunt is ready to put the issue behind him and has no plans on bringing it up if he’s unsuccessful in his bid to beat Dos Santos. The knockout artist spoke to MMAJunkie about the matter, explaining…
“I just had to keep training because I knew I was going to get here at the end. For me, it was a matter of how much time I’d have to get used to this time (change). What are you going to say? There was nothing I could do about it – I was just in limbo, waiting. So I’d go home and I can’t do anything about it. You’re talking about the U.S. government.”
“This is the biggest fight for me, but it’s just another fight at the end of the day. Of course, this is the moment for me. And of course, we talk about acclimatizing. But I’m not going to use it as an excuse if I lose. I’m not going to use any excuse. I’m not that kind of fighter or person.”
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