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.