Hunt’s trip to the United States for his heavyweight
confrontation with Junior dos
Santos at UFC
160 has been delayed due to travel issues.
Though Hunt and dos Santos are scheduled to collide on May 25 at
the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, “The Super Samoan” has yet
to leave New Zealand. This is not for lack of trying, as Hunt
recently revealed on his Twitter feed that he was denied at the
airport on May 6.
“If it’s not one thing, it's another,” Hunt wrote. “No one told me
about a visa. [I] might miss my flight.”
Later, the heavyweight announced that he would need to spend
another night in New Zealand while his old passport was delivered
from Australia. However, Hunt then revealed in a response to a
follower’s tweet that he had been arrested, apparently as the
result of helping out a friend, though it has not been confirmed
when the alleged incident occurred. Hunt has openly expressed his
frustrations on the matter, as he was denied at the airport again
just nine hours ago, according to a recent tweet.
“Getting real tired of this s---,” Hunt wrote. “This is what
happens when you have friends that are d---heads. [This is] the
last f---ing time I help these motherf----ng troublemakers.”
Hunt, 39, has experienced a career resurgence of late, winning four
straight fights. Following victories over Chris
Rothwell, Cheick Kongo
Struve, Hunt was paired with dos Santos after the Brazilian’s
original opponent, former Strikeforce ruler Alistair
Overeem, withdrew from their bout due to injury. Known for his
punching power and granite chin, Hunt owns six of his nine pro wins
by form of knockout.