Top UFC heavyweight slugger, Mark Hunt is set to face Roy Nelson in this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 52 main event.
According to reports, that bout could be in jeopardy as the “Super Samoan” is well over the heavyweight limit of 265 pounds.
Yahoo Sports! has the scoop:
Hunt, who said he began his training camp at an astounding 340 pounds, weighed 284 on Thursday in Japan, a UFC source confirmed to Yahoo Sports. That means that by the 4 p.m. Tokyo time weigh-in, Hunt will have to shed an additional 19 pounds to make the heavyweight limit of 265 for his bout at the Saitama Super Arena against Roy “Big Country” Nelson.
It’s almost certain Hunt is going to spend most of his Friday in the sauna trying to shed 19 pounds.
It’s hard to imagine he’ll be able to lose all of that weight. If he misses, then it will be up to Nelson if the fight goes forward. Hunt weighed 262 pounds for his December bout against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva that went down as one of the greatest matches in UFC history.