Mark Hunt secures visa, will fly to Las Vegas for UFC 160

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Mark Hunt (left) will face Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 on May 25. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Mark Hunt is finally on his way to Sin City.

After facing issues in securing the necessary documents to travel from New Zealand to the United States for his UFC 160 co-main event with Junior dos Santos, Mark Hunt wrote Sunday that his visa is in hand.

“Thank u for my visa father,” Hunt posted on Twitter.

By obtaining the visa, Hunt can travel to Las Vegas for his heavyweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, saving UFC staff from having to shuffle for a last-minute replacement in their co-main event.

Hunt had his visa withheld from him due to a 2002 arrest stemming from a brawl involving friends of his, according to a report by The matter was cleared up Sunday, less than one week from his fight on Pay-Per-View.

“This is wat happens wen u have friends that are (expletive),” Hunt wrote on Twitter on May 9, also saying that he was “getting real tired of this (expletive).”

UFC 160 takes place on Saturday, May 25, and is headlined by a heavyweight title fight with champion Cain Velasquez defending his belt in a rematch with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

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