Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchscherer Set For UFC 127

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DCRage
1/1/11 8:56:14AM
Pride never die. The UFC's official website has added Mark Hunt vs Chris Tuchscherer to its lineup for UFC 127: "Penn vs Fitch" set to go down on Feb. 26 from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. Hunt was brought to the promotion to allegedly satisfy a few stipulations of the Pride buyout back in 2007. Fans were shocked a fighter on a five-fight losing streak, no matter the competition, which featured a who's who of the sport, would ever be brought to the big show. The UFC seemingly downplayed his signing and placed him in a bout with (at the time) relative unknown Sean McCorkle. About one minute and a kimura later and the losing streak reached six. Tuchscherer's claim to fame at this point is the fact that he is a member of Team Deathclutch, which is to say, he trains with megastar Brock Lesnar. It hasn't helped him in the cage. He opened his UFC career against Gabriel Gonzaga, a fight he lost by technical knockout after "Napao" rearranged his crotch and may have permanently affected his ability to create life. A majority decision win over Tim Hague came next but was quickly overshadowed by yet another obliteration, this time at the hands of Brendan Schaub.

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Sir_Karl
1/1/11 12:49:10PM
I am very surprised that Zuffa didn't cut Hunt after his first UFC bout. His dismal loss put his record at 5-7. I do believe that is the worst record ever allowed in the UFC. Correct me if I am wrong. He has a big name from Pride fighting though...maybe they are using him as a Tomato Can for Tuchscherer? Either way, as far as UFC contracts go neither fighter can afford to lose this fight. Whichever fighter loses will probably get cut.
FastKnockout
1/1/11 1:19:19PM
Loser leaves town.
DCRage
1/1/11 1:38:04PM

Posted by Sir_Karl

I am very surprised that Zuffa didn't cut Hunt after his first UFC bout.



They can't. Yet.

Hunt was brought to the promotion to allegedly satisfy a few stipulations of the Pride buyout back in 2007.

One of them being a few fights left on his old contract. Until then, live with it.
Pookie
1/1/11 7:35:55PM
I think Hunt-o can blast a hole through the easy target that is Turchererer Rex's giant head.
prozacnation1978
1/2/11 1:20:28AM
I am shocked they are both in the ufc
Especially hunt
basbylivershot
1/3/11 1:55:51PM
Hoping for Hunto by murder, expecting Tuchsch by sub
FastKnockout
1/3/11 3:58:43PM
This fight honestly does nothing but make room for other fighters once the loser is cut, maybe even the winner too.
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