With Hunt on shelf, Bigfoot ready to move past possible rematch

With Mark Hunt recovering from a broken hand, a rematch to
2013’s most recent Fight of the Year nominee seems unlikely
anytime soon. Hunt broke his left hand in two places during the
fierce five-round battle with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Brisbane,
Australia.

As a result, according to UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani,
Silva’s camp doesn’t see any point in waiting for a
rematch.

According to Helwani, It is Silva’s hope to get back into
competition as soon as possible.

The Brazilian star walked away from the fray without any serious
injuries, and indeed, FOX Sports spotted him briefly attending an
impromptu after-party in the event’s host hotel hours after
the event concluded.

After fighting to a draw with Hunt, Silva currently stands at
No. 4 in the UFC’s rankings, four slots above the
“Super Samoan,” who just cracked the top 10 and vaulted
past both Frank Mir and Stipe Miocic in the process.

Meanwhile, Hunt is expected to miss at least the first half of
2014.