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Mark Hunt hoping to fight in Sydney, regardless of opponent

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Hannah Peters

Mark Hunt is looking to get right back to work.

Following his second-round knockout of Roy Nelson on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 52, Hunt told the media that he is injury-free and would like to fight on the Nov. 7 event in Sydney.

Problem is, most of the big names in the heavyweight division have either just fought or are booked to fight in the coming months, but that doesn't seem to bother Hunt.

"I want to move forward," he said. "I want to move up into the rankings. I want to get a title shot. My purpose is to fight for a title. Fighting someone outside of the top-10, it makes me go backwards.

"But hey, of course I would consider fighting someone outside of the top-10 if it was in Sydney. What's up, boss?"

Hunt was in action for the first time since Dec. 2013 when he fought Antonio Silva to a draw in one of the best fights of the year. During that fight, "The Super Samoan" broke his left hand in two places, which sidelined him for the majority of 2014.

Hunt was born in New Zealand but currently lives in Australia. The Nov. 7 event is headlined by Michael Bisping vs. Luke Rockhold.