Mark Hunt is in the best shape of his life.
The mixed martial arts great has shed an impressive 28kg (61.7 pounds) ahead of his upcoming boxing match against Sonny Bill Williams.
And at 48 years of age, a body transformation of that magnitude is nothing short of incredible.
Having been retired from combat sports for a few years now, Hunt was happily enjoying life in retirement.
But when he got the call from SBW's agent Khoder Nasser about making a potential fight happen, 'The Super Samoan' was tipping the scales at 157kg (346 pounds).
After signing on the dotted line, without any hesitation, Hunt got straight into the gym and started putting in the work.
He initially set the lofty goal of losing 43kgs (94.7 pounds), but still managed to cut a remarkable amount of weight.
Truly inspirational stuff.
"No more cheesecakes," Hunt told Wide World of Sports.
"When I got the call from Khoder, I'm 48 and have to pay for these lawsuits. I feel great but I got conjunctivitis coming back from Thailand. But I feel good and looking forward to competing this weekend."
As he alludes to, Hunt isn't just doing this for no reason.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle aside, the New Zealand-born Samoan needs the cash from his heavyweight clash with SBW to help fund his lawsuit against the UFC.
He hasn't stepped foot in a boxing riung since his loss to Paul Gallen in 2020, but hopes for a "different outcome this time".
"I respect Sonny as an athlete and a person," Hunt added.
"But he's going to have to earn his stripes with me in the boxing ring."
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