|Celebrated Name:||Mark Hunt|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Mark Richard Hunt|
|Age:||49 years old|
|Birth Date:||23 March 1974|
|Birth Place:||South Auckland, New Zealand|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Julie Hunt|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Is Mark Hunt Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Mixed Martial Artist and Former Kick Boxer|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$2 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2023|
Famous as “King of Walk-offs” in matches, Mark Hunt uses a unique tactic of walking away and stopping attacks before the Referee officially ends it. Mark Richard Hunt is a New Zealander who is a professional mixed martial Artist and Former Kickboxer. Mark is of Samoan descent but currently resides in Sydney, Australia. He competed in the UFC until 2018, and he was the champion of the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix.
Maybe you know about Mark Hunt very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2023? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Mark Hunt’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Mark Hunt was born into a large Samoan family in South Auckland, New Zealand. Mark was a very troubled child and served two jail terms due to violence. He was noticed by Sam Masters during an altercation outside a night club in Auckland; what impressed Sam Masters was his ability to Knock-off people because he had knocked out a lot of people during that altercation. He invited Hunt for formal training in his gym, and a week later, he won a Muay Thai Kickboxing match via Knockout that is how Hunt Kickstarted his career.
Hunt is a born-again Christian though he was born a Mormon. He has been married two times; he lives in Australia with Julie, his second wife. Mark has six children; the first two children are from his first relationship. Julie and Mark met at a reggae club in 1994; they have been blessed with four children.
Hunt’s older brother committed suicide at the age of 44.
Hunt is a vegan; he became a vegan in August 2015 after viewing a video stage of the factory of a meat farm.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 23 March 1974, Mark Hunt is 49 years old as of today’s date 29th November 2023. His height is 1.78m tall, and his weight is 120 kg.
Mark started his Kicking Boxing career in February 2000. Initially, he had been used by various promoters to promote their up -and -coming fighters. He entered his K-1 tournament and was regarded as a heavy underdog. He won the championship by Knocking out Aumitagi, who was also known as “The Coconut Crusher” in the Quarter Finals.
He also defeated Rony Sefo in the semi-finals and eventually Phil Fagan on the Finals. Mark Competed on many other titles in Kickboxing is the last Match was held in Yokohama Japan, where he was nominated as a challenger and competed under the title of K-1 Super Heavyweight Championship on April 13, 2018. He lost the fight in the first round.
After he joined Mixed Martial Arts, he fought in Japan PRIDE Championships. His first fight was against Hidehiko Yoshida, where he lost by submission. He got a victory on his second fight against wrestler Dan Bobish by TKO.
Ever since he has fought a lot of MMA matches, his last fight was against Gegard Mousasi, who was a former DREAM Middleweight Champion. He lost the match by submission in the very first Round. He was then transferred to UFC, where he is still and has fought on various matches. Till 2018.
Awards & Achievements
Mark Hunt has won a lot of titles and championships in his professional fighting career. Here are some of the wins that highlighted his career:
- In 1999 he became the World Kickboxing Federation Super Heavyweight Champion.
- He also won the K-1 matches several times, in 2000 he won K-1 Oceania Grand Prix Champion, in 2001 he won the K-1 World Grand Prix Preliminary Melbourne Champion and others.
- He also has won several Ultimate Fighting Championship and many others.
Net Worth & Salary of Mark Hunt in 2023
As of November 2023, Mark Hunt Net Worth is estimated at approximately $2 million. His wealth is from his long fighting career, where he has fought for the various organizations, including the UFC, having started off as a kickboxer. His Total Career Earnings so far at the UFC is estimated at approximately $6.3 million. He was ranked at number 17 on the highest-paid athletes by the UFC in New Zealand. He is estimated to earn approximately $350,000 per fight. This is what has majorly grown Mark Hunt’s net worth.
Mark Hunt success story is quite inspiring, despite being jailed two times and being a troubled child during his childhood, he found peace in professional fighting after his rare skills were noticed by a bouncer during an altercation that he was involved in. He has put in a lot of hard work and turned out to be very successful. He is a multi-millionaire who is a few thousands shy of becoming a billionaire. His net worth might grow in the future or not, it is hard to tell. All we can do is wishing him luck in his future endeavors.