MMA legend Mark Hunt is so eager to get his hands on former rugby great Paul Gallen that he took a swing at him during the weight-in for their bout.
Both men talked trash at the press conference for the boxing fight card in Sydney. After hitting the scale, Hunt threw a punch before he was held back by officials.
Yo they’re just about to punch on at the weigh ins pic.twitter.com/j4taZmFxGH
— Brendan Bradford (@1bbradfo) December 15, 2020
Hunt, a former UFC and PRIDE star, will be fighting for the first time in two years after a decision loss to Justin Willis that led to his exit from the UFC. The “Super Samoan” is currently appealing a lawsuit he filed against the promoter for allegedly conspiring to deny him a fair fight against Brock Lesnar at UFC 200.
Mark Hunt has just thrown a punch at Paul Gallen at the weigh-in. Hunt very annoyed by Gallen’s talk pic.twitter.com/EpHbYh6dXz
— Jamie Pandaram (@JamiePandaram) December 15, 2020
Gallen, although a former rugby star, has a pro boxing record of a 9-0-1. He most recently fought this past November, drawing former Australian rules footballer Barry Hall in the squared circle.