EbeneInfo – AU – Mark Hunt says UFC boss Dana White ignored advice on Israel Adesanya


Former UFC star Mark Hunt says he spoke to Dana White about Israel Adesanya years before he was famous

Hunt, who is preparing for a boxing match against retired NRL striker Paul Gallen, told Submission Radio he watched Adesanya fight in Auckland when he was young and said to White, the president of the UFC, to register him

« I know Izzy, and I know all the boys from CKB (City Kickboxing), » Hunt said on Submission Radio

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« I always knew he was going to get there, I told Dana about him a long, long time ago before he was signed

« I told Dana, there’s this guy, he’s a great fighter, he’s amazing, I saw him kickboxing, before they even tried to get him

« I knew he was already world class because I saw him A friend of mine took me to see him do a kickboxing fight in New Zealand

« Like I said, I messaged Dana a long time ago about Izzy and this kid’s talent

« His fighting spirit is amazing He did boxing, kickboxing, and I knew he was the new era of fighting And I sent Dana a message, and he wouldn’t have one barre And look, three or four, five years later on the track, Izzy’s headliner is the new guy « 

Adesanya is the current UFC middleweight champion, has a record of 20 wins and no losses and has become one of the biggest stars in the UFC

However, Hunt, who is in legal dispute with UFC, says Adesanya is not getting paid what he is worth

« I just don’t feel like he’s making the kind of money he should be making, » Hunt said

« You know, $ 5 million is a lot of money, but it’s in the $ 20-30 million range because of all the people watching it

« For me this is a lost cause at the moment because there is no money in this title and there is no prestige in this title

« That’s what it is, but you’re talking about someone who is part of the world’s elite

« He’s talking about Anthony Joshua, he’s talking – Jon Jones is complaining about money, and he’s making $ 5 million Well, sure, he should be on that $ 100 million per fight »

Hunt steps into the ring to take on former Cronulla Sharks captain at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta on December 16

It will be a big step forward for Gallen, 39, to take on Hunt, 46, but the Kiwi recognize Gallen’s impressive record

« I can’t really say shit about his record He’s 9-0 I was in that Barry Hall fight

« It was a very good fight But I don’t think any of these fighters dragged him into deep water

« For the boxing match, the last one and a half minute fight, I don’t even know how they sweat with that one

« But that’s what it is I’m not really impressed with it, but like I said it has a better record than mine »

Paul Gallen, Mark Hunt, Boxing, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

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Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/combat-sports/123454951/mark-hunt-says-ufc-boss-dana-white-ignored-his-advice-about-israel-adesanya

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