UFC Heavyweight knockout artist Mark Hunt has his very own Justice League cheering him on for his upcoming fight.
Hunt, 43, was training at the Heartbreak Conditioning gym in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia when his team surprised him with a stirring haka. Among the athletes performing the traditional Maori war dance was “Justice League” and “Game of Thrones” star Jason Momoa.
Momoa, 37, surprised the “Super Samoan” with a visit at the MMA gym earlier this week. The fighters bent a knee following the haka in a show of unison for Hunt. “Blown away is a understatement,” the UFC fighter captioned a second Instagram video.
“I’m extremely humbled to be a part of the heartbreak family and thank you all so much for the prayer and haka today I’m speechless.”
Blown away is a understatement I'm extremely humbled to be a part of the heartbreak family and thank you all so much for the prayer and haka today I'm speechless 😶 I will always go out into battle and give it my all and I appreciate the love I have felt from you guys here today ❤️ fighting is a part of our culture and has always been a part of my life and I'm so blessed to share a part of my journey with you guys @heartbreakconditioning @colehbc @junior.tafa @fabio_galeb @justin_tafa @esera_teo @prideofgypsies @realdealmada @j_k_porter @ryancarr_ketu @jojo_ancajas @bambamthetakeover so many more to name but I've had a lot of kicks to the lips sorry bout it
Hunt is a MMA hero in his native New Zealand and Australia. He famously, in MMA circles, refused to let the UFC buyout his contract after amassing a lacklustre 5-7 record in MMA. He insisted on fighting on and won his next four fights straight. His near-Cinderella story culminated in a bout for the UFC Interim Heavyweight championship in front of a sold out crowd in Mexico.
The “Super Samoan” will attempt to recover from a loss when he tackles surging Heavyweight contender and winner of six straight fights Derrick Lewis.