MENU
#Dynasty of Heroes #Fight One #Conor McGregor #Ben Askren #UFC 211 #Shinya Aoki #Angela Lee #Nate Diaz #Istela Nunes #Jon Jones #Ramsey Nijem #Julian Lane #Alexander Gustafsson #Diaz vs. McGregor 2 #Colosseum


Mark Hunt UFC 119-007Mark Hunt’s visa issues have been worked out and he is coming to America.

Hunt is scheduled to fight Junior dos Santos in the UFC 160 co-main event on Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, but had trouble getting out of New Zealand. He was being held up due to a past legal issue that he characterized as “a stupid misunderstanding” over “something that happened a long time ago.”

On Sunday (U.S. time), however, Hunt tweeted, “Thank u for my visa father.”

UFC officials confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that Hunt got his visa and should be leaving New Zealand sometime on Monday (New Zealand time) to fly to the United States.

That will put him in the U.S. in plenty of time for the dos Santos fight, although not as soon as Hunt had hoped.

“I’m running out of time to acclimatize,” Hunt said on Tuesday during a UFC 160 media conference call. “I fought once in Vegas before. I went out four days before the fight and it was quite tiring. It was a bit of a problem.”

A veteran of the fight game, Hunt has fought all over the world, so travel issues are nothing new to him. Things didn’t go as planned, but barring any further incidents, Hunt should be in Las Vegas to fight dos Santos at UFC 160.

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez puts his belt on the line in a main event rematch with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Manager: UFC, Dana White ridiculous to snub Jon Jones from main event because of trust issues

  • 17 days ago
  • 10 views

Dana White has been burned too many times by Jon Jones, which is “ridiculous” for the UFC president to feel that way, according to Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Daniel Cormier Rips Jon Jones, Citing UFC Star's Legal Issues, Failed Drug Tests

  • 16 days ago
  • 47 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier went off on rival Jon "Bones" Jones on Wednesday in an exclusive interview with TMZ. Cormier said Jones wasn't a good guy and ripped him for his past leg read news >>

Angela Magana issues challenge to 'Cyborg' Justino as alleged punch incident investigated

  • 4 days ago
  • 60 views

UFC women’s bantamweight Angela Magana wants to fight Cristiane Justino – at least on the mat.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Romero-Whittaker interim title fight to co-headline UFC 213; Nunes-Shevchenko is main event

  • 4 days ago
  • 17 views

With UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping injured, an interim title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker is coming to the division.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt Scratched from UFC 213

  • 4 days ago
  • 20 views

A back injury will prevent UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt from defending his title against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213 on July 8, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN. Dillashaw will instead take on flywe read news >>

With Cody Garbrandt title fight off, UFC planning T.J. Dillashaw vs. Demetrious Johnson in August

  • 4 days ago
  • 17 views

With his championship grudge match against Cody Garbrandt off the table for UFC 213, T.J. Dillashaw is apparently planning to drop to flyweight to challenge pound-for-pound king and champion Demetrio read news >>

Max Holloway Taps Out Cub Swanson (UFC 212 Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 27 views

Watch Max Holloway's Performance of the Night victory over Cub Swanson during their bout in Newark, N.J. in April of 2015. read news >>

Yoel Romero, Robert Whittaker Face Off in July for Interim UFC Middleweight Belt

  • 4 days ago
  • 8 views

Is it possible for an interim title fight to carry more electricity than the real thing? That may be just the situation in the UFC middleweight division. With lineal champ Michael Bisping (30-7) on t read news >>

Yoel Romero Takes On Robert Whittaker For Interim Belt at UFC 213 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 78 views

While Michael Bisping is on the mend, top 185-pound contender Yoel Romero and No. 3 ranked Robert Whittaker will fight for an interim belt at UFC 213 on July 8. read news >>

Video: Go inside the 'The Ultimate Fighter 26' tryouts in Las Vegas

  • 3 days ago
  • 68 views

LAS VEGAS – The road to crowning the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion began Tuesday at Palace Station Hotel & Casino with tryouts for Season 26 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”Filed under: Featured read news >>