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Mark Hunt Gets Visa, Cleared to Fight Junior dos Santos at UFC 160

Written by Tom Ngo
May 19th, 2013
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UFC Mark Hunt

Las Vegas, here he comes! Thirteen days after getting denied at a New Zealand airport, UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt (pictured) has finally obtained a visa to enter America.

“Thank u for my visa father,” Hunt tweeted Sunday afternoon.

Hunt is slated to co-headline UFC 160 opposite former champion Junior dos Santos. The veteran was initially hoping to arrive in Vegas a couple of weeks early so he could get acclimated to the time zone changes before Saturday’s shootout.

Oh, well. Better late than never…

“The Super Samoan” is expected to be on a plane by late Sunday or early Monday.

Hunt has remained vague as to why he’s had complications with his visa, but it appears to be linked to a 2002 arrest when two of his friends were involved in a fight.

UFC 160 takes place inside MGM Grand in Nevada. A heavyweight title tilt between champ Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva headlines the gig. It is believed a victorious Hunt or dos Santos will get next dibs at the crown.

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