Posted Monday 25 Oct 2021
Bettina Hollings produced this story of a remarkable struggle over adversity. World-premiering at the New Zealand International Film Festival and due for release in New Zealand cinemas in December, Mark Hunt: The Fight of His Life reveals one man's battle, from a challenging childhood, to achieving professional and personal success, and his quest for justice in a sport known to be riddled with drug cheats. This story is his battle to achieve fairness in one of the most challenging and high-profile sports in the world, whilst battling his very own personal demons to become the man and father he is today.
The Super Samoan’s well-publicised international career is as an MMA champion… but his life story reveals an abusive childhood that could have led to a life of crime and self-destruction. His path would take a completely different turn when he became a headline UFC fighter in a sport that is amongst the world’s most popular today.