Originally Posted by khoveraki
It's weird when people talk about Hunt's "elite" striking as if he has some huge arsenal and lightning fast hands. I think maybe people buy into his K1 career without knowing about it.
What makes Mark Hunt's striking so good is his ability to fool opponents into doing what he wants them to do, then crack them in the head with a well-timed punch. The genius is in the setups, he'll either make opponents brawl with him in which case they'll lose the test of chins, or he'll suck them into a position where he can crack them with a clean counter. This is something that very few fighters understand, JDS is another one who does get it (hit body, hands go down, hit'em in the head for the KO).
Oh, and Hunt does have pretty fast hands and heavy punches.