DAMN! They Were Good celebrates the careers of the most exciting and influential fighters in MMA history. This episode covers Mark Hunt, The King of the Walk-off KO and a criminally underrated action fighter.
Moving to MMA in 2004 after a short but accomplished career in kickboxing, the “Super Samoan” had immediate success in Pride, beating Wanderlei Silva and Mirko Cro Cop to establish himself as a serious threat. Then came a down period though as Hunt lost six in a row, including a UFC debut that the company begrudgingly gave him after he refused a buyout on his contract. What followed was one of the greatest second acts in MMA history as Hunt established himself as one of the best in the world and became a bona fide star, before an ugly late career period marred by a prolonged legal battle with the UFC ultimately left Hunt with less of a reputation that he deserves.
What were the most iconic performances and what were our favorite memories from Hunt’s career? Listen in as the MMA Fighting crews remembers remembers the man who gave MMA the Atomic Butt Drop.
New episodes of the DAMN! They Were Good podcast come out biweekly and are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever else you find your favorite podcasts. This week’s episode can be heard below.