Hunt (9-8) posted the news about the injury on his official facebook page following the fight.
“Thanks for the support, apologies about the result, junior was too slick for me, got a broken toe first round, and had no movement, but like i said before, if i am going out i am out on my back thanks again 1luv,” Hunt wrote.
Hunt’s assessment is accurate. dos Santos was a little too slick and too quick for the Samoan. He was able to use his speed advantage to move in and out, land his jab and combinations, and avoid most of Hunt’s power shots.
Hunt pressed forward the entire fight, while dos Santos circled on the outside.
The end came in the closing minute of the final round when dos Santos landed a wheel kick to Hunt’s head sending the 39-year-old New Zealander crashing to the canvas. He followed with a well-placed right hand that left Hunt unconscious.
The win earned dos Santos a third match with UFC heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez. Velasquez defended his title against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the UFC 160 main event. The trilogy is expected to take place later this year.
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