Mark Hunt’s career started when he met Sam Marsters, a bouncer working in an Auckland club invited him for an official learning a health club. Mark won a Muay Thai kickboxing match via knockout. After a year, he moved to Sydney, Australia and trained by Alex Tui. Mark joined the K-1 Oceania and won the title many times during his stint. Hunt eventually shifted to mixed martial arts and became one of the combatants for PRIDE Fighting Championship in Japan. Hunt transferred to the Ultimate Fighting Championship within its own acquisition of Pride Fighting Championship in 2010. Mark fought several combatants including Roy Nelson, Chieck Kongo, and Ben Rothwell, amongst others. Mark Richard Hunt was born on March 23, 1974 in South Auckland, New Zealand.